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Razorback Golf Completes Play at SEC Championships

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Golf Completes Play at SEC Championships

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s golf team carded a nine-over-par 297 on Sunday during the final round of the 2008 SEC Championships in St. Simons Island, Ga. The Razorbacks couldn’t overcome their opening-round 308 and finished in 12th place at the conference tournament. Junior Andrew Landry grabbed his ninth top-20 result of the season with a tie for 15th place.

Landry posted a two-over-par 218 during the three-day event, including a final round 74. He was among a group of seven golfers that shared the 15th-place result.

Sophomore David Lingmerth ended his first conference championships on a high with a final-round 69, one of just six golfers on the day to shoot in the 60s. Lingmerth’s round included an eagle on the par-five 15th hole. The Tranas, Sweden, native finished the event tied for 32nd place with a six-over-par 222.

Sam Chavez, Will Osborne and Jason Turner rounded out the Razorback group. Chavez finished with a 14-over-par 230 which put the freshman in 53rd place. Osborne tied with one other golfer for 54th place. He totaled a 15-over-par 231. Turner was 58th with a 17-over-par 233.

Alabama captured the team title with an eight-shot win over second-place South Carolina. The Crimson Tide fired an 11-under-par 853 on the par-72, 7,331-yard course at the Frederica Golf Club. Defending conference champion, Tennessee, finish in sixth place. Alabama also claimed the individual crown as Michael Thompson used a final-round 65 to win the tournament with an eight-under-par 208.

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