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Moving day in second round

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Moving day in second round

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The No. 8 University of Arkansas men’s golf team made a move on day two of the John Hayt Invitational on Monday and is now tied for second, three strokes off the lead in their second tournament of the spring season. The Razorbacks got a pair of sub-par rounds and one at even par to shoot four-over par for the day, the best round by any team in the two days of competition. The score also shaved off two strokes from Arkansas’ first round deficit as it looks to win a school-record tying fifth tournament of the season. Central Florida continues to lead the team competition with a two-round score of 12-over par and is followed by North Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee who are tied at 15-over par. TCU rounds out the top five in the 15-team tournament with a score of 17-over par. Monday’s round did not start well for either senior Ethan Tracy or sophomore Sebastian Cappelen as they were both over par just four holes into the day, but each rallied to finish at one-under. Tracy posted back-to-back bogeys on two and three to go to two-over par, but responded with three birdies an d 12 pars over his final 15 holes including a birdie on 18 to end the day under par. Tracy’s round has him at one-over par for the tournament which places him in a tie for 10th overall. Cappelen’s start was a little better with a birdie on two, but bogeys on three of the next four holes had him at two-over par through six. Cappelen ended his day with three birdies and nine pars over his final 12 holes to get to his one-under par. Cappelen’s sub-par round allowed him to move up 22 spots in the individual standings into a tie for 18th. Junior Austin Cook struggled on his first round and looked as though he would again on day two as he sat at three-over par through five holes. Cook then posted birdies on eight and nine to make the turn at one-over par. He would get back to even par after a par and birdie on 10 and 11 and added a bogey and birdie on the last to stay at even par for the round, a six stroke improvement from Sunday. Junior Josh Eure provided Arkansas’ fourth counting score on Monday when he shot six-over par, 78. Starting with a par, Eure posted a double bogey on two and was never able to get a birdie putt to fall as he carded four bogeys and 12 pars to end his day. Four-over at the turn, Eure hit seven straight par putts to end his round. The Razorbacks’ final player that could have scored was freshman Thomas Sorensen, but his second-round score of seven-over par did not count. Opening the day with five straight holes of par, Sorensen made the turn at two-over par, but a pair of double bogeys on 15 and 17 eliminated his birdie on 14 and took him out of the scoring four. Arkansas’ best round of the day was played by freshman Kolton Crawford who is participating as an individual in the tournament. Crawford used five birdies to nullify a double bogey early on and finished the day at two-under par. Starting on 10, Crawford was quickly two-under par with birdies on 12 and 13, but a double bogey on 14 moved him back to even par where he would stay until the turn. He played his final nine holes at two-under par with three birdies and bogey. The Razorbacks complete competition at the John Hayt Invitational on Tuesday with players from Central Florida and North Texas from tee No. 1 at 9:30 a.m. eastern.



Sports Category : Golf (M)