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Razorback golf travels to Maryland

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback golf travels to Maryland

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team gets back into the swing of things this weekend opening the 2008-09 season at the Maryland Collegiate Invitational Sept. 6-7. The Razorbacks are catapulting into the year after a solid performance at last year’s NCAA Regional Championship and open this season receiving votes in the Golf World/Nike Coaches poll. “We’re looking forward to getting started,” said head coach Brad McMakin. “We’ve been in a bit of a rebuilding stage but I feel like we have a lot of the right pieces in place now.” Arkansas sends a balanced lineup into action this weekend. Senior two-time All-American Andrew Landry leads the traveling five. He is joined by sophomore Sam Chavez, juniors David Lingmerth and Will Osborne and freshman Ethan Tracy. Arkansas faces a mostly Atlantic Coast Conference field this weekend at the River Marsh Golf Club. The Razorbacks take on California (Pa.), College of Charleston, Georgia Southern, Georgetown, Kent State, Maryland, Navy, North Carolina State, Old Dominion, Rhode Island, St. John’s, North Carolina, UNC-Greensboro, Texas State, Virginia, VCU and William and Mary. “We face a lot of ACC teams and it will be good to see them,” said McMakin. “We should be really competitive and I think we have a chance to win the tournament.” This week’s event begins a flurry of activity for the Razorbacks this fall. Arkansas turns around for the Fourth Annual Gopher Invitational Sept. 11-14, followed by a pair of events in October and one in November. For more information about Arkansas men’s golf, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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