GLENCOE, Ill. – University of Arkansas men’s golfers Ethan Tracy and Jamie Marshall are playing very well at the Western Amateur at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill., with Tracy chasing the leaders and in a tie for 10th at the conclusion of his second round.
Tracy, a junior from Hilliard, Ohio, is having a fantastic summer and his play at the Western Amateur is just the latest tournament in which he has posted great scores. In the first round of competition on Tuesday, Tracy overcame a double bogey on the par 5 11th hole to shoot even par, 71, and tie for 19th. He was even better on Wednesday with a round of two-under par, 69. A poor start with two bogeys was corrected by the sixth hole and preceded an eagle on the par 5, seventh. Tracy is five strokes off the leaders, Henrik Norlander and Jeffrey Kang who stand at seven-under par for the tournament.
"Ethan is playing really well," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "His play this summer has been unbelievable, especially when you look at who he is beating in each tournament. If he continues to play like this next year he could easily be an All-American."
Currently, Marshall is ahead of the cut line which stands at 60 golfers plus ties as his round of even par on Wednesday placed him in a tie for 56th overall. Marshall rebounded from a tough day one in which he shot three-over par to get back to even on day two and sit 10 strokes off the lead. The Castle Rock, Colo., native posted three birdies in his second round, but a bogey and a double on the par 4 eighth prevented the soon-to-be senior from having a brilliant round.
Several golfers remain on the course for their second round.