Razorback Golfers 18th After Two Rounds at NCA
BY ANDRES FOCIL
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Arkansas’ men’s golf team fired a 17-over par 297 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Central Regional at the Warren Golf Course.
The Razorbacks enter Saturday’s final round in 18th place, nine shots behind 10th place Kansas and a berth in next month’s NCAA Championships. The top 10 teams and the top two individuals on a non-qualifying team at the Central Regional advance to the NCAA Championships in Baltimore, Md., on June 1-4, at the Caves Valley Golf Course.
Oklahoma State leads after two rounds with a 5-over par two-day total of 565, while Augusta State sits in second with an 8-over par 568. Third-place Missouri is 10 shots behind Augusta State at 578.
Sophomore Matt Bortis posted a one-over 71 in Friday’s round, placing the Springfield, Mo. native in a tie for 19th place overall. Bortis played his final 16 holes in 3-under par after playing his first two holes 4-over.
“Matt Bortis played a tremendous round,” Arkansas Head Coach Mike Ketcham said. “He triple bogeyed the first hole and bogeyed the second hole, and then really hung in there and made the best of a bad start. Matt played really well over the final nine holes.”
Sophomore Scotty Campbell, after a 2-over par 72 in Thursday’s first round, shot an 8-over 78 in Friday’s round. Campbell, a product of a Conway, Ark., is in a tie for 73rd heading into the final round.
Freshman Eric Shriver bounced back from his opening round 77 with a 4-over par 74 Friday, and sits in a tie for 84th place going into Saturday.
Junior Josh Farrell fired a solid 4-over 74 in Friday’s round, rebounding from his first round 81. Beau Glover struggled Friday after posting a 74 in Thursday’s opening round, shooting a 10-over par 80.
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