FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team gets its second test of the 2010-11 season at the Cabo Collegiate in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico beginning on Saturday for the first of three rounds at the Querencia Golf Course. The Razorbacks are one of 12 teams participating in the event which tees off at 10 a.m. local time on Saturday.
Led by freshman Sebastian Cappelen, the Razorbacks changed their lineup slightly for the year’s second event by adding freshman Will Pearson into the scoring mix. The two newcomers to the roster are flanked by experience in senior Jamie Marshall, junior Ethan Tracy and sophomore Austin Cook. Sophomore Josh Eure also accompanied the team to the tournament but will play as an individual and not count toward the team total.
"This should be a very competitive tournament," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "We were able to see what SMU and Lamar brought to the table in Minnesota, but some very good west coast teams should make this a strong field. I am looking forward to see how our players can play in a different environment against competition that they don’t regularly see."
Arkansas begins competition on Saturday on tees one through five with Santa Clara, Oregon St. and Lamar. Other teams making the trip to the Pacific coast include SMU, St. Mary’s-California, UC-Irvine, Boise St., Cal St.-Northridge, Pacific, Texas-Arlington and Houston. The Razorback lineup has Cappelen on the first tee followed by Marshall, Cook, Tracy and Pearson. Eure begins play on 16 with three other individuals from St. Mary’s and Texas-Arlington.
The Querencia Los Cabos Golf Club features a par 72, 7,070-yard course in Cabo San Lucas. It is the top rated course in Mexico according to Golf Digest. Live scoring for the event is available at www.golfstat.com.