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Razorback Golfers Finish Tied for Third at CordeValle Collegiate

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback Golfers Finish Tied for Third at CordeValle Collegiate

SAN MARTIN, Calif. –– Arkansas men’s golf team went toe-to-toe with some of the nation’s best golf team’s at the CordeValle Collegiate on Monday and Tuesday and finished in a tie for third place at 5-under-par 859.

The Razorbacks shot their best score of the tournament in the final round with a 4-under-par 284 at the 7,119-yard CordeValle Country Club. The Hogs finished in a tie with California at 5-under par. It is the second top five finish for Arkansas in its four fall tournaments.

Fifth-ranked UCLA won the event with a 15-under-par total of 849 after shooting a 284 on Tuesday in the final round. No. 16 Northwestern finished second at 7-under par 857 after shooting a final-round 289 (1-over par). Texas, Arkansas’ playing partner in the final round, finished fifth with an even-par 864 for the tournament.

Michael Wilson of California ran away with medalist honors with a three-round total of 10-under-par 206. His closest competition was UCLA’s Erick Flores and Arizona’s Henry Liaw at 4-under-par 212.

Eric Shriver posted his best round of the year with a 5-under-par 67 in the final round to move him to 2-under-par for the tournament. His three-round total of 214 placed him in a tie for seventh place, which is the best finish of Shriver’s Razorback career. Shriver entered the final round in a tie for 30th after a second-round 74.

Matt Bortis closed with a 1-over-par round of 73 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for seventh place at 2-under-par 214 for the tournament. Bortis opened with a 68 in the first round on Monday and followed with a 1-over-par 73 in the second round. He entered the final round on Tuesday in a tie for fifth place.

Scotty Campbell bounced back from a disappointing second-round 79 (7-over par) with a season-best 69 (3-under par) in Tuesday’s final round. The 69 was good enough to place Campbell in a tie for 30th in the event.

Beau Glover shot a final round 75 (3-over par) to finish in a tie for 34th place. Glover fired a 5-under-par 67 in the second round to move into a tie for 22nd place after the first day. He shot a 78 in the opening round.

Josh Farrell shot a 7-over-par round of 79 on Tuesday to finish the tournament with a 12-over total of 228. Farrell posted a 4-over-par 76 in Monday evening’s second round after an opening round 73 that included a hole-in-one on the second hole.

The CordeValle Collegiate was the Hogs’ final tournament of the fall season. Arkansas begins their spring season on Feb. 8-10, 2006, in Waikoloa, Hawai’i at the Taylor Made Intercollegiate.

T3 Arkansas, U. of 285 290 284 859 (-5)

T7 Matt Bortis 68 73 73 214 (-2)

T7 Eric Shriver 73 74 67 214 (-2)

T30 Scotty Campbell 71 79 69 219 (+3)

T34 Beau Glover 78 67 75 220 (+4)

T65 Josh Farrell 73 76 79 228 (+12)

TEAM RESULTS Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Total

1 UCLA 284 281 284 849 (-15)

2 Northwestern 291 277 289 857 (-6)

3 Arkansas 285 290 284 858 (-5)

3 California297 282 280 859 (-5)

5 Texas 291 288 285 864 (E)



Sports Category : Golf (M)