Cook Joins Group Of Former Hogs in PGA Tour DebutFormer Arkansas men’s golf standout Austin Cook will make his PGA Tour debut this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tenn. after earning one of the four qualifying spots this past weekend. A 2013 graduate and two-time SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Cook qualified at Windyke Country Club in Memphis with a pair of 65s. Cook’s addition to the St. Jude Classic field, which will be played at TPC Southwind, in Memphis, gives Arkansas four former players in the field. Also beginning play on Thursday will be John Daly, David Lingmerth and Tag Ridings. Tee times and pairings will be released on Wednesday.
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RT to congratulate @austincookie on qualifying for this week’s @fesjcmemphis #WPS > http://t.co/scYBijGfXt pic.twitter.com/84o2bXtFZX
– Razorback Men’s Golf (@RazorbackMGolf) June 2, 2014
Beverley Earns NBA Defensive HonorsFormer @RazorbackMBB and #ProHOG Patrick Beverley was named to the 2014 NBA All-Defensive 2nd Team on Monday. Click here for the full list of the top defensive players in the League.
Congrats to #ProHOG @patbev21 on his @NBA All-Defensive 2nd team honors! > http://t.co/dZEEVxOCeO @HoustonRockets pic.twitter.com/ZODeUP2HO8
– Razorback Basketball (@RazorbackMBB) June 2, 2014
@BretBielema On Jim Rome Show@RazorbackFB head coach Bret Bielema appeared on The Jim Rome Show yesterday. The pair discussed lessons learned during Coach Bielema’s first season at Arkansas, the excitement of opening the 2014 season at Auburn, building his program the right way and many other topics. The entire interview can be heard here.
Trey Flowers was voted 1st-Team Preseason All-SEC in Birmingham News 68th annual Spring Football Report http://t.co/fykx1hsXHI #WPS
– Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) June 2, 2014
Lopez, Tubert Earn ExemptionsUniversity of Arkansas junior-to-be Gabriela Lopez and recent graduate Emily Tubert will be joining the professionals as sponsorship exemptions at the 2014 Walmart NW Arkansas Championships presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club June 23-29.
“The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship is a special week for not only our community, but for our women’s golf team,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “Most of our players have the dream of playing on the LPGA Tour and there is no greater measuring tool than to play against the best players in the world right here at one of our home facilities. The team competes all year to have an opportunity to tee it up during this week and this tournament gives them great feedback on where their games stand. Mike (Adams, Assistant Coach) and I are really excited about this year’s event and the potential to have five current or former Razorbacks in the field. The support our players get during this week is amazing and we could not have asked for a better way to showcase our home and program through this outlet. We have a special place here in NW Arkansas and to have the LPGA tour here in our backyard is a great piece that allows us to continue to elevate our program to even greater heights.”
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Band of @RazorbackWGolfers playing the Southern AmRazorback sophomore-to-be Summar Roachell led a group of six current or former University of Arkansas golfers in action at the 99th Southern Am Monday. Roachell fired a stroke play round of 71 and is second overall before players move into match play Tuesday-Saturday.
Olivia Lavy and Kayli Quinton also played well and are in the Championship Bracket of match play beginning Tuesday morning. For a complete recap of the first round, click here.