SAN MARTIN, Calif. –– Arkansas is in second place after the opening round of the CordeValle Collegiate at the CordeValle Country Club on Monday afternoon.
The Razorbacks shot a 3-under-par round of 285 to trailed fifth-ranked UCLA by one stroke following Monday’s opening 18 holes. The second round is scheduled to start later today on the 7,169-yard, par-four layout with the final round to be played on Tuesday morning.
No. 22 Notre Dame was one-stroke back of the Hogs in third place before being disqualified. No. 16 Northwestern is in third place, two shots behind the Hogs at 1-under-par 287. No. 25 Augusta State is in fourth place with a 1-over-par 289, while Southern California and Texas round out the top five with 3-over-par rounds of 291.
Arkansas junior Matt Bortis is tied for the individual lead after firing a 4-under par 68 in the first round. It is Bortis’ fourth round in the 60’s this season. He hole out for an eagle-two on CordeValle’s par-4 eighth hole. Notre Dame’s Matt King also shot a 68 on Monday.
A group of four golfers are tied for third place after firing 69s on Monday. That group includes Major Manning (Augusta State), Taylor Wood (Southern California), Michael Wilson (California) and David Merkow (Northwestern).
In his second outing of the year, sophomore Scotty Campbell turned in his best effort of the 2005-06 season with a 1-under-par 71. He is in a tie for eighth place heading into the second round.
The Hogs’ lone senior, Josh Farrell, made his first tournament of the season a memorable one with a hole-in-one on the 185-yard, par-3 second hole. CordeValle’s second hole was ranked the most difficult in the first round at almost half a stroke over par. Farrell shot a 1-over-par 73 on the round and is in a tie for 24th, five shots off the lead.
Eric Shriver joins Farrell in 24th position after the first round with a 1-over-par 73. Beau Glover was the Hogs’ fifth man on Monday morning with a season-high 78 in the opening round.
2 Arkansas, U. of 285
1 Matt Bortis 68
T8 Scotty Campbell 71
T24 Eric Shriver 73
T24 Josh Farrell 73
T66 Beau Glover 78
TEAM RESULTS RD1 RD2 RD3 Total
1 UCLA 284 284
2 Arkansas 285 285
3 Northwestern 297 287
4 Augusta Sate 289 289
5 Southern California 291 291
5Texas 291 291