Razorbacks Head to Red River Classic
BY ANDRES FOCIL
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team will begin competition in the Red River Classic by playing two rounds on Monday and will conclude play on Tuesday with the final 18 holes at the Dallas Athletic Club in Dallas, Texas.
Participating for the Razorbacks are senior Craig Lile, sophomore Drew Higginbothom, redshirt freshman Adam Wing, sophomore Beau Galyean and freshman Seth Murphy.
When asked about his expectations for the Razorbacks in this tournament, UA head coach Bill Woodley said, “They are so young that it is kind of hard to say. We have two freshmen and two sophomores that do not have that much experience. It is kind of like we have the boss hog and four little pigs.”
All-American Craig Lile is coming off a victory at the Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate in Kiawah Island, S.C., where the Razorbacks finished in fifth place.
“Craig cannot get his expectations too high,” Woodley said. “He can not play great all the time. If he plays good then he should contend. He has such a great game that he always expects to play well. His composure and short game are good and now his driver is getting better.”
Teams competing in the Red River Classic include BYU, Duke, Houston, Kent, LSU, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern California, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M and Washington.
“This is a very tough field,” Woodley said. “There are lots of ranked teams. It may be the toughest field we play in all year. We need to play well or we could look really bad.”
Fans can track the Razorbacks’ performance in the Red River Classic at www.igolftheworld.com, which is providing live hole-by-hole update of the event.
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