SUGAR GROVE, Ill. – University of Arkansas freshman Mason Overstreet carded five more birdies on Sunday during day three of the NCAA National Championship, firing an even par 70 to stay inside the top 10 at Rich Harvest Farms.
Overstreet went off in the early wave in the third round, going off No. 1 and recording three birdies and two bogeys on the front nine to make the turn at 1-under. He birdied the par five 11th hole to get to 2-under, but a double-bogey on No. 17 dropped him back to even par for the day and 6-under for the championship.
When the morning wave completed, Overstreet found himself T-10th overall with rounds of 70-68-72 – 210 (-6) and is six shots back of the leader. He will advance to Monday’s final round and tee off at a time to be announced Sunday evening when the third round is completed.
Eight of the top 10 collegiate players in the country are in the field and Overstreet is beating all eight of them, including the top five players in the nation. He has four consecutive rounds at even par or better and is 11-under during those rounds dating back to the NCAA Regional.
Overstreet is the fourth individual in school history to advance to the National Championship, joining R.H. Sikes in 1963, Bud Still in 1995 and Craig Lile in 2000. Sikes captured the program’s only individual NCAA Championship in 1963.
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