JUNCTION CITY, Ore. – Senior David Lingmerth and freshman Austin Cook each shot three-under-par, 141, over the first two rounds of the Oregon Duck Invitational to pace the Arkansas Razorback men’s golf team to second place with 18 holes to play.
Arkansas (717) is two strokes behind the host and top 10 ranked Oregon Ducks (714) for the team championship at Shadow Hills Country Club in Junction City, Ore., the Ducks home course. Oregon St (726), Pacific (730) and Washington (732) round out the top five teams.
Lingmerth opened the competition with a one-under-par 71 by shooting 36 on the front nine and backing it up with a 35 on the back side. He improved his game by one stroke in Monday’s second round to get to his three-under par score for the day. Cook’s opening round of 68, a tournament low, had the first-year player in a tie for first as he posted a 33 on the front side and 35 on the back nine. His second round was not as kind for the Jonesboro, Ark., native as he fired a one-over-par 73. Lingmerth and Cook are tied for fifth with their first-day scores, one off the leaders.
Tied for 11th overall, freshman Josh Eure finished the opening 36 holes at one-under-par with an opening round 70 and second round 73. Eure has been playing very good golf of late and is in position to notch his second top 10 finish of his career.
Senior Dalton Owens’ two-over-par, 146, has him tied for 21st overall while fellow senior Jamie Marshall posted a four-over, 148, to tie for 37th after the first day. Sophomore Ethan Tracy rounded out Arkansas’ contingent with a 152 after 36 holes.
The Razorbacks take to the course for the final round of the Oregon Duck Invitational at 10 a.m. central with 18 holes head-to-head against the tournament leader Oregon on Tuesday.