FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s golf team will open the 2007-08 season Saturday at the Gopher Invitational hosted by the University of Minnesota. The event will play out on the par-72, 7,020-yard course at the Spring Hill Golf Club in Wayzata, Minn.
Arkansas will send Andrew Landry, David Lingmerth, Barrett Lais, Jason Cuthbertson and Austin Berkovsky to compete as a team. Senior Allen McFerran will play as an individual at the tournament.
Landry was named an honorable mention PING All-American last season and led the team with a 72.2 scoring average. The junior from Groves, Texas, played in 14 events last season and posted nine top-10 results, including six finishes in the top five.
Lingmerth and Berkovsky will be playing their first event as Razorbacks. Lingmerth is a transfer from the University of West Florida where he was a Division II third-team PING All-American selection last season during his freshman campaign. Berkovsky is playing in his first collegiate tournament. The Aledo, Texas, native earned all-state recognition during his final two years at Aledo High School.
Cuthbertson and Lais are two of the more experienced members of the Razorback squad and last season posted scoring averages of 75.39 and 75.13, respectively.
The Razorbacks will face a tough field that includes three teams that qualified for the 2007 NCAA Championships. Lamar University finished tied for third place at the national championships and is ranked No. 16 in the Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches poll. Minnesota and Michigan State also competed at last year’s championship.
Arkansas will tee off Saturday morning at 8:30 C.T. and play 36 holes during the first day of competition. A live leaderboard from the Gopher Invitation will be available at www.golfstat.com. For complete results and more news about Razorback Golf, log on to www.hogwired.com.