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Razorback Golf Begins Spring Season in Hawaii

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Golf Begins Spring Season in Hawaii

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s golf team will open the spring portion of its schedule Feb. 20-22 at the 32-annual John A. Burns Intercollegiate at the par-72, 6,917-yard Leilehua Golf Course in Schofiel Barracks, Oahu. The Razorbacks’ lineup will consist of Andrew Landry, David Lingmerth, Barrett Lais, Allen McFerran and Sam Chavez. Landry, Lingmerth and Lais appeared in all five tournaments during the fall season for the Razorbacks.

Landry and Lingmerth are second and third on the team with scoring averages of 73.27 and 73.33, respectively. Lais carded a 75.40 scoring average through the fall season, which is good for fourth on the Razorback squad. Landry, the junior from Groves, Texas, leads the team with three top-10 results, including a season-best finish of tied for eighth at the Fighting Irish Classic.

Lingmerth enters the spring with four top-20 finishes. The sophomore transfer from Tranas, Sweden, posted a career-best result at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate where he finished tied for fourth place. During the break between the fall and spring seasons, Lingmerth captured the Dixie Amateur title in Pompano Beach, Fla., where he defeated Germany’s Stephen Gross in a four-hole sudden death playoff.

Along with Lais, McFerran is one of only two seniors on the Razorbacks’ roster. He competed in two events in the fall and had a 75.67 scoring average in his six rounds of play. He finished tied for 18th place, a season best, at the Fighting Irish Classic.

Chavez will be participating in his second event of his freshman season after finishing in 76th place at the Bridgestone Collegiate where he carded an 18-over-par 234.

As a team, the Razorbacks finished fourth or better in four of their five fall events. Arkansas tied for second at the Gopher Invitational and the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic, finished third at the Oklahoma Intercollegiate and posted a fourth-place result at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate.

In the Feb. 18 release of the Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, the Razorback golfers are ranked No. 37 in the country. Arkansas is one of ten Southeastern Conference teams ranked in the top 50.

In the tournament field, Arkansas will be joined by five other top-50 teams from Auburn (No. 15), UNLV (24), Texas A&M (42) San Diego State (45) and SMU (50). Along with host Hawaii, the rest of the field includes Arizona, defending event champion BYU, California, UC-Santa Barbara, Denver, Fresno State, Hawaii-Hilo, Long Beach State, Nagoya, Nevada, New Mexico, San Diego, San Jose State, Utah and UTEP.

Wednesday’s first round will begin with a 12 p.m. CT shotgun start. Log on to www.hogwired.com for complete results.



Sports Category : Golf (M)