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Tracy ties for third, Razorbacks second

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Tracy ties for third, Razorbacks second

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Senior Ethan Tracy and Sophomore Sebastian Cappelen finished tied for third and tied for ninth, respectively, in leading the No. 6 University of Arkansas men’s golf team to a second-place finish at the Gator Invitational in Gainesville, Fla., on Sunday. Arkansas, who had the best round of the day, shot seven-over par to move up one spot in the team standings, passing the host Florida Gators on their home course, the Mark Bostick Golf Course. No. 2 Auburn won the event and was followed by the Razorbacks, Florida, No. 17 Central Florida and Florida State. Arkansas’ second-place finish is their fifth top two finish in six tournaments this season. Tracy was having a great day for the Razorbacks until he posted a quadruple bogey on the final hole of the tournament. Two-under par through 17 holes and just one-over for the 54-hole event, Tracy had posted four birdies and two bogeys in his round before the final hole. Despite the gaff, Tracy finished at two-over par for the day to match his score from round two. Cappelen’s final round wrapped up at three-over par after the Dane finished with back-to-back bogeys on 17 and 18. Even par at the turn with a pair of birdies and bogeys, Cappelen recorded six pars and three bogeys over the final nine holes to wrap up at five-over par for the event and in a four-way tie for ninth. Recording Arkansas’ best round of tournament, freshman Thomas Sorensen shot a two-under par score on Sunday after rounds of nine-over and five-over par on Saturday. Sorensen, who was playing in his first collegiate event, started his day on the fourth hole and was three-over par by 11, his eighth hole of the day. His fortunes turned quickly with a birdie on 12 and played the final 10 holes at five-under par to finish the tournament at 12-over par and tied for 30th overall. Freshman Kolton Crawford was six-over par through 16 holes on Sunday before back-to-back birdies on his final two holes placed him at four-over for the day and 13-over par for the tournament. Crawford’s final score placed him in a tie for 35th overall as the Texas native moved up seven spots from his position to start the day. Wrapping up the Arkansas scoring five, junior Austin Cook recorded his second straight round of six-over par to finish the tournament at 12-over and tied for 30th. Opening his day on the second hole with a bogey, Cook was four-over par when he went by the clubhouse for the first time. He would post three additional bogeys on the back nine before finishing his day with a birdie on the first hole of the course. Playing as an individual, junior Josh Eure had his toughest round of the event on Sunday, but still managed to shoot six-over par. Starting on the 16th hole, Eure had wild stretch between 18 and four in which he went bogey, birdie, double bogey, birdie, bogey before settling in for three pars. A triple bogey on eight was followed by two additional bogeys and a birdie. Despite his up-and-down day, Eure still managed to finish tied for 14th in the individual standings. The Razorback return to the links on February 25, when they travel to the John Hayt Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., to play at the Sawgrass Country Club in a tournament hosted by North Florida.



Sports Category : Golf (M)