FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s golf team will compete at the Border Olympics beginning Friday in Laredo, Texas, on the par-72, 7,125-yard course at the Laredo Country Club. The Razorbacks will be part of the 14-team field that includes host-team Houston and defending champions, Lamar.
Arkansas is coming off a fourth-place finish at its last event, the USD Callaway Invitational. In seven tournaments played this season, the Razorbacks have posted five top-five finishes. At last season’s Border Olympics, the Razorbacks finished in seventh place with a three-over-par 867.
On the season, Arkansas is led by Andrew Landry and his team-best 72.43 scoring average. The Razorback junior had claimed five top-10 results in seven events played, including a fifth-place finish at the USD Callaway Invitational. Sophomore David Lingmerth has also appeared in all seven events this season and is second on the team with a 73.05 scoring average.
Freshman Sam Chavez earned a career-best finish at the Callaway Invitational where he tied for 20th place with four other competitors and was UA’s second finisher. In three events played, he cards a 74.78 scoring average. Junior Jason Turner has a 73.73 scoring average, which is good for third on the team.
In the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Performance Index, the Razorbacks are ranked No. 42. They are joined by top-50 teams Lamar (34) and UT-Arlington (37). Lamar is also ranked No. 24 in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Coaches’ poll.
The rest of the field includes Baylor, UL-Lafayette, New Mexico State, North Texas, Rice, USC-Aiken, Texas State, UTEP, Washington State and Wyoming. Ten teams from the 2007 event are returning this season, including Arkansas.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to complete 36 holes of play on day one with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Log on to www.hogwired.com for complete results.