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Solid second day has Arkansas in hunt

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Solid second day has Arkansas in hunt

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior Jamie Marshall was one of five players to shoot at or below par on Saturday on the second day of the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla., pacing the Arkansas men’s golf team to a team score of 292, 585 for the tournament and in sixth position as a team.

The Razorbacks improved their team score by just one stroke at the tournament which is being held at the Southwood Golf Course, but were one of just three teams to do so and as a result are just nine strokes off the pace of the host Florida State, who remains in first place despite shooting 20 strokes worse than it did yesterday. The Seminoles lead the team results at eight-over par while South Carolina is second at nine over. North Carolina and North Texas are tied for third with 12-over-par scores, Vanderbilt ranks fifth at 16 over followed by the Razorbacks at 17-over for the tournament with 18 holes left to play.

Marshall’s day began on the 10th tee box and he fell behind quickly by scoring a bogey on his second hole of the day. He would rebound to play consistent golf for the next seven holes and then make a move when he hit the front nine, where he hit for birdies on two of the first three holes. A bogey on the par five fourth moved him back to even par where he would remain to the end of the round.

Freshman Austin Cook finished his day two-over par. Cook’s front nine was volatile as he birdied holes one and two before bogeys on three, eight and nine. Cook’s back nine was similar to Marshall’s in that he carded just a single bogey, on the par four 14th, leading to his two-over performance for the day.

Arkansas’ scoring was rounded out by David Lingmerth and Josh Eure who each carded three-over-par 74s. Lingmerth’s round included two birdies and five bogeys, while Eure was in great shape with two birdies and three bogeys, but a double bogey on the par thee 17th placed him at three over for the day.

Senior Dalton Owens, who led the Razorbacks in the first round, struggled in the second with a six-over-par, 77. Owens birdied his first hole on the day before hitting seven bogeys throughout the round.

Individually, Eure leads the Razorbacks on the leaderboard at four over for the tournament and tied for 16th overall. He is nine strokes off the pace of North Carolina’s Jack Fields who is one of two players under par at -5. Lingmerth has recorded a two-day score of 147, +5 for the two rounds, to rank tied for 21st overall with Marshall, +6, tied for 28th and Cook and Owens, +7, tied for 35th.

Competing individually, Ethan Tracy has a great day on the scoreboard although his play was somewhat up and down. Tracy hit five birdies on the day, recorded three bogeys and notched a double bogey to match Marshall at even par for the day. Tracy is nine over for the two rounds.

The Razorbacks will play the final round of the Seminole Invitational on Sunday afternoon beginning at 9 a.m. eastern. For more information regarding Razorback men’s golf or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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