ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – University of Arkansas sophomores Tyson Reeder and Mason Overstreet picked up wins Saturday morning, but the 16th-ranked Razorback men’s golf team lost, 3 & 2, to Auburn in match play action at the 2018 Southeastern Conference Championship at Sea Island Golf Club.
Overstreet jumped out to the lead quickly, winning the first hole. The match was squared twice before Overstreet took the lead for good on the fifth hole of the round. He went on to a 3 & 2 win over Ryan Knop getting Arkansas on the board.
Reeder had a back-and-forth battle with Jovan Rebula before winning in 19 holes. Reeder won the first hole, but the match would be square through the turn. Reeder reclaimed the lead on the 11th hole of the round and held the advantage as the duo moved to No. 9 – their 18th hole of the round. Rebula knocked it close and won the hole forcing extra golf. Reeder won the 19th hole for Arkansas.
Tied at 2-all, the match was decided by Wells Padgett’s three-hole win over William Buhl. Padgett took the lead three holes into the match and would never surrender the advantage securing the Tiger victory.
2018 SEC Championship Quarterfinals – Match Play
(4) Auburn 3, (5) Arkansas 2
Tyson Reeder (ARK) def. Jovan Rebula (AU), 1-up (19)
Trace Crowe (AU) def. Luis Garza (ARK), 1-up
Brandon Mancheno (AU) def. Alvaro Ortiz (ARK), 2 & 1
Mason Overstreet (ARK) def. Ryan Knop (AU), 3 & 2
Wells Padgett (AU) def. William Buhl (ARK), 3 & 2
The Razorbacks return to Fayetteville and await word of their NCAA Regional Selection. The NCAA Selection Show airs live on the Golf Channel on Wednesday, May 2, at 4:30 p.m.