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Razorback Golfers Finish Ninth at Border Olymp

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Golfers Finish Ninth at Border Olymp

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf squad shot a final round team score of 294 to finish in ninth-place at the 50th Annual Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas, at the Laredo Country Club on Saturday. The Razorback squad started in seventh place after the first two rounds on Friday and dropped two places to finish in ninth-place during the final round on Saturday.
Senior All-American Craig Lile once again led the Razorbacks shooting a final round 75 to finish the weekend even at 216 and in ninth place. Lile has led the Razorbacks in every tournament this season and has finished in the top 10 in eight of the ten tournaments the Hogs have competed in.
Final scores for the Razorback squad included Craig Lile in ninth at 216 (71-71-74), Drew Higginbothom in 15th at 219 (74-72-73), Adam Wing in 28th at 222 (76-73-73), Beau Galyean in 54th at 227 (76-77-74), Kyle Vance tied for 65th at 231 (80-76-78) and Seth Murphy tied 81st at 235 (77-80-78).
After day one, the Razorback golf squad sat in seventh-place after the first two rounds shooting a combined team total 589 after an opening round 297 and second round 292 and are 13-over but trailed the leaders New Mexico by 18 strokes. Senior All-American Craig Lile sat in fifth-place overall after shooting 71s in both rounds and trailed the leader Kyle Willmann of Texas Tech by five strokes.
The Hogs will next head to the Southeastern Conference Championships, April 18-22, at the Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simon’s Island, Ga. Lile, a 2000 U.S. Open participant and currently ranked No. 24 in the country, will be in the hunt for his first SEC individual title.


Final Team Standings – Border Olympics
1. University of New Mexico 280-291-284 – 855 -9
2. University of Texas 285-292-283 – 860 -4
3. Texas A&M University 289-293-292 – 874 +10
Baylor University 294-298-282 – 874 +10
5. Southern Methodist University 291-295-290 – 876 +12
6. Lamar University 296-295-286 – 877 +13
7. Sam Houston St. University 292-303-287 – 882 +18
Central Oklahoma 291-297-294 – 882 +18
9. University of Arkansas 297-292-294 – 883 +19
10. Texas-Arlington 295-290-300 – 885 +21
11. Rice University 290-304-297 – 891 +27
Texas Tech University 302-290-299 – 891 +27
13. University of Texas-San Antonio 299-304-297 – 900 +36
14. Stephen F. Austin University 293-307-305 – 905 +41
University of Texas-Pan American 308-305-292 – 905 +41


Razorback Competitors
9. Craig Lile 71-71-74 – 216
15. Drew Higginbothom 74-72-73 – 219
28. Adam Wing 76-73-73 – 222
54. Beau Galyean 76-77-74 – 227
T65. Kyle Vance 80-76-78 – 231
T81. Seth Murphy 77-80-78 – 235




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