FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team’s next challenge comes on the West Coast when the Razorbacks compete at the Oregon Duck Invitational in Junction City, Ore., Monday and Tuesday, March 22-23.
The Razorbacks are playing in their third tournament this month and begin at 10 a.m. central at Shadow Hills Country Club. Arkansas fields a team of six individuals with five scores counting in each of three rounds, two on Monday and one on Tuesday. Shadow Hills is set up as a par 72, 7,020-yard course for the competition which hosts 13 teams. Oregon plays host and welcomes Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon St., Pacific, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose St., Santa Clara, UC Davis, UC Riverside and Washington St.
"We have had our chances in each of the past two tournaments, but have made mistakes here and there," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "Our ball striking has been pretty good lately, but our putting has hurt us. Hopefully we can put it all together this week."
Senior David Lingmerth continues to lead the Razorbacks in scoring average at 71.39 strokes per 18 holes. In nine tournaments this season he has been among the top 10 seven times and shot par or better in four tournaments. He is followed by senior Jamie Marshall who averages 72.30 strokes and posted five top 20 finishes. Freshman Austin Cook has been very good of late and ranks third in stroke average at 73.85 and has three top 20 finishes.