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Razorbacks Finish 12th at Gary Koch Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks Finish 12th at Gary Koch Invitational

TAMPA, Fla. – The Arkansas men’s golf team fired a final round 13-over-par 301 to finish in 12th place at the Gary Koch Invitational at the Old Memorial Golf Club on Tuesday afternoon.

The Razorbacks finished the tournament with a three-round total of 896 (+32). The ninth-ranked Florida Gators took home team honors with a tournament record 24-under-par total of 840. Kentucky’s final-round charge fell just short as the Wildcats finished three-shots out of the lead at 843. UK made up 12 strokes on the front-running Gators in the final round with a 9-under-par round of 279. Texas A&M (866) finished third with LSU, South Florida and Toledo tied for fourth at 867.

Junior Beau Glover continued his impressive play Tuesday with an even-par round of 72 to finish the tournament in 14th place at 1-under par. His 215 matched his career-best 54-hole score for the second straight tournament.

Sophomore Eric Shriver finished the tournament in a tie for 31st at 4-over-par 220 after a final round 75. He fired an opening round 73 on Monday and came back with 72 in the second round.

The Hogs’ leading scorer entering the tournament, Matt Borits, finished with a 3-over-par 75 on Tuesday for a total of eight-over-par 224 for the event. He finished in a tie for 42nd.

True freshman Jordan Payne shot his third straight 79 to finish 57th in the tournament with a 21-over total of 237. Buddy Wilkins turned in a 60th-place showing with a 245.

Kentucky’s Matt Kohn captured medalist honors with a final-round 65. He finished the tournament with a 9-under-par 207, to edge second-round leader Toby Ragland of Florida by two strokes. Ragland and teammate Matt Every tied for second at 209.

The Razorbacks will travel to the CordeValle Collegiate in San Martin, Calif., on Nov. 1-2 to close the fall schedule. The Hogs will then open the spring schedule on Feb. 8-10, 2006 at the TaylorMade/Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawai’i.

Team Results

Place Team 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd Total Under/Over Par

1. Florida 277 276 287 840 -24

2. Kentucky 286 278 279 843 -21

3. Texas A&M 289 291 286 866 +2

T4. LSU 286 291 290 867 +3

T4. South Florida 219 283 292 867 +3

T4. Toledo 287 292 288 867 +3

12. Arkansas 297 298 301 896 +32

Top-10 Individual Results

Place Player, Team 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd Total Under/Over Par

1. Matt Kohn, Kentucky 72 70 65 207 -9

T2. Matt Every, Florida 70 70 69 209 -7

T2. Toby Ragland, Florida 69 67 73 209 -7

T4. Darren Baynes, Georgia St 72 68 71 211 -5

T4. Beck Troutman, LSU 70 71 70 211 -5

T4. Daniel Woltman, Kentucky 73 69 69 211 -5

Arkansas Results

Top-10 Individual Results

Place Player, Team 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd Total Under/Over Par

14. Beau Glover 71 72 72 215 -1

t31. Eric Shriver 73 72 72 220 +4

t42. Matt Bortis 74 75 75 224 +8

57. Jordan Payne 79 79 79 237 +21

60. Buddy Wilkins 84 79 82 245 +29



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