CARMEL, Ind. — The No. 12 University of Arkansas men’s golf team will continue its strong fall schedule on Monday when it opens play at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate hosted by Indiana. For the third time this fall, the Razorbacks will be part of a tournament field that includes at least four ranked teams. The 14-team field that will take on the par 72, 7290-yard Crooked Stick Golf Club layout features four teams in the top 25 of the Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches Poll and two other receiving votes. Starting at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start, Arkansas will play Monday’s two rounds with Ball State and Purdue, going off holes 5-8 in the morning. Live scoring is available through www.GolfStat.com or www.ArkansasRazorbacks.com, while in-round Twitter updates can be found by following @RazorbackMGolf. For the second time this season, Arkansas will sport a lineup of senior Sebastian Cappelen, junior Thomas Sorensen, senior Blake Biddle, sophomore Taylor Moore and redshirt sophomore Kolton Crawford. The five-man lineup was together at the Windon Memorial Classic. Either Cappelen or Sorensen has been Arkansas’ low-man in six consecutive rounds over the last two tournaments, combining for seven of the nine under-par rounds supplied by a Razorback this season. Currently No. 30 in the Golfweek rankings, Sorensen has finished in the top 10 in both events played this season, leading the team with a 70.5 stroke average on the strength of four par or lower rounds out of six played. Cappelen is the only Razorback with a counting score in all nine rounds, sporting a 71.7 stroke average. Crooked Stick Golf Club hosted the 1991 PGA Championship, 1993 U.S. Women’s Open, 2005 Solheim Cup, 2009 U.S. Senior Open and 2012 BMW Championship.
Arkansas Lineup Sebastian Cappelen (9 RDs, 71.7 Avg.) Thomas Sorensen, Jr. (6 RDs, 70.5 Avg.) Blake Biddle (6 RDs, 75.3 Avg.) Taylor Moore (9 RDs, 73.6 Avg.) Kolton Crawford (9 RDs, 74.7 Avg.)
Notes: Second time lineup has been used this season … lineup has 66 combined top 20 finishes … either Cappelen or Sorensen has been Arkansas’ low-man in six straight rounds and seven of nine on the year … Cappelen has seven straight top 20 finishes and 29 for his career … the tournament will be the 40th of Cappelen’s career … Sorensen’s four par or lower rounds are already half of his total from last year over 10 events … Moore leads the team with 27 birdies, while Cappelen’s 112 pars are the most on the squad.
Crooked Stick Intercollegiate Field (Golf World/Nike Golf Ranking)
Arkansas (12) Ball State Eastern Michigan Florida (RV) Florida State (15) Georgia (8) Indiana IUPUI Kansas Michigan State (RV) Notre Dame Purdue TCU (13) Toledo