STILLWATER, Okla. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team again tamed the tough back nine of Karsten Creek Golf Course but could not make up any ground in the final round of stroke play at the 2018 NCAA Championship in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Monday.
The Razorbacks played the challenging back nine 2-over – their best performance on that side of the course all week. William Buhl paced Arkansas turning 3-under with a bogey-free start to his round. Arkansas was consistent on the front side of the course but couldn’t catch the leaders as their season came to a close.
The normally scorable front nine holes didn’t help Arkansas in the fourth round. Pin positions made it hard for players to get the ball close and teams battled increased winds in the final round.
Arkansas finished the day shooting a 15-over 303 for a four-round 1179 (296-289-291-303) to finish 12th overall.
Individually, Buhl and Luis Garza finished with four-day 296s. Buhl posted rounds of 72-79-71-74, while Garza shot 76-72-70-78. Tyson Reeder and Mason Overstreet also tied each other shooting 299. Reeder’s rounds included 77-67-77-78 and Overstreet carded rounds of 76-76-73-74. Lone senior Alvaro Ortiz rounded out the Razorback scores with a 300 shooting 72-74-77-77.
•This is the sixth NCAA Championship appearance under head coach Brad McMakin
•Mason Overstreet was NCAA runner-up last year at Rich Harvest Farms in Illinois
•Arkansas was the NCAA runner-up in the first year of match play in 2009
•William Buhl turned 3-under with no bogeys
•This is the 14th top-15 finish in 22 NCAA Championship appearances
•Tyson Reeder’s second round 67 ranks T-3rd in program history for a Razorback at the NCAA Championship
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