TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior Dalton Owens and freshman Josh Eure each shot rounds of one over par, 73, over the opening 18 holes of the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday to pace the Razorbacks to nine over as a team and into ninth position in the team standings.
Arkansas opened the competition with a team score of 293 on the Southwood Golf Course, well off the pace of the host Florida State (16, 278), but well within striking distance of No. 2 on the team leaderboard North Carolina who shot one over par, 285. Florida State was the only school to post a sub-par score and just 12 individuals were under the par 72 threshold.
Eure had Arkansas’ most consistent round on Friday with three birdies and four bogeys to arrive at his one-over total. Even on the front nine, the Crofton, Md., native birdied holes 10 and 11 to move to two under, but bogeys on three of the final seven holes, each on a par four, placed him in an overall tie for 22nd.
Owens’ day appeared to be going very strong as he sat at three-under par through six holes. Owens would give one stroke back on the ninth hole before a costly mistake on the par four 12th led to a double bogey and moved him to even. Owens would bogey both the 16th and 17th holes before knocking down a birdie on the 18th to end the day at one over.
Senior David Lingmerth would complete the first day of competition one stroke off his teammates at two-over-par. His round would begin with a bang as he posted an eagle on the par five first to place himself at two-under par. Lingmerth would record three bogeys and a birdie over the next 15 holes before a double bogey on the par three 17th placed him at two over where he would finish the round.
Rounding out the Razorback competitors on Friday were Austin Cook and Jamie Marshall who ended the round at five and six-over-par respectively. Cook recorded one birdie and six bogeys in his round while Marshall notched two birdies and eight bogeys including six consecutive one-over par holes on the back nine.
The Razorbacks start round two of the Seminole Intercollegiate on Saturday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. with Marshall beginning play on the 10th hole.