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Razorback Golfers Finish 13th at Thunderbird Invitational

Razorback Golfers Finish 13th at Thunderbird Invitational

TEMPE, Ariz. – The Arkansas men’s golf team finished 13th at the 34th annual Thunderbird Invitational on Sunday at the 7,017-yard, par-71 ASU Karsten Golf Course on Sunday.

The Razorbacks shot their best round of the tournament with a 2-over-par 286 on Sunday to finish the 54-hole event with a 21-over-par total of 873. Arizona overcame a nine-stroke deficit in the final round to overtake second-round leaders San Diego State and UNLV. The Wildcats finished 22-under par for the tournament at 830. UNLV finished second at 21-under-par 831. San Diego State and Kansas State tied for third place at 17-under par.

Kansas State’s Ben Kern captured medalist honors with a tournament-record 14-under-par 199. He shot rounds of 69, 65 and 65.

Junior Matt Bortis was the Razorbacks top finisher with a tie for 32nd place. He shot a 1-under-par 70 on Sunday for a 2-over-par 215 for the tournament.

Senior Josh Farrell turned in another consistent round on Sunday with his third 1-over-par 72 of the tournament. His 3-over-par total of 216 placed him in a tie for 37th place.

The Hogs’ low-round of the day was shot by sophomore Eric Shriver, who fired a 2-under-par 69 to move up to a tie for 44th position. He shot rounds of 76, 73 and 69 to finish with a 5-over-par total of 218.

Sophomore Scotty Campbell finish tied for 65 with a 4-over-par 75 on Sunday. He was 12-over-par 225 for the event. Freshman Jordan Payne fired a 76 on Sunday. He finished tied for 72nd place with a 15-over-par total of 228.

The Razorbacks are off next week before traveling to Sea Island, Ga., for the SEC Championships on April 21-23.

Sports Category : Golf (M)