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Turner Captures First Career Title UA Finishes Third

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Turner Captures First Career Title UA Finishes Third

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Razorback golfer Jason Turner fired a two-over-par 215 at the three-day Oklahoma Intercollegiate to win the event Tuesday and claim Arkansas’ first individual title since 2005. Turner and teammate David Lingmerth led Arkansas to a third-place finish in the team standings, the Razorbacks’ fourth top-four result in as many events this season.

Turner carded a round-best 72 during Tuesday’s final round to finish one shot ahead of Texas Tech’s Will Griffin. The two entered the round as the co-leaders of the tournament. Turner posted a three-under-par score on the back nine, including a birdie on the 18th hole of the course at the Oak Tree Golf Club in Edmond, Okla. The event win is Turner’s best result since he tied for third at the Del Walker Intercollegiate, last season’s opening tournament for UA.

Former Razorback Matt Bortis was the last UA golfer to win an event when he finished first at the Wolf Pack Invitational in September 2005.

Lingmerth also turned in the best finish of his Razorback career with a share of fourth place at the Intercollegiate. The sophomore began the day tied for ninth place, but used a final-round 74 to climb five spots and earn Arkansas’ second top-five spot on the leaderboard. Lingmerth shot a nine-over-par 222 overall.

The third finisher for the Razorback team was Andrew Landry who finished tied for 24th place overall and shot a season-low 230 (+17). Barrett Lais and Allen McFerran finished tied for 30th and 35th, respectively, to round out the Arkansas team scores.

The Razorbacks’ 298 team score Tuesday was the lowest final-round total and helped Arkansas move from fifth to third place. SMU won the team title after beating Texas Tech in a sudden-death playoff when the two teams finished regulation play tied atop the standings at 40-over-par.

Junior Will Osborne competed as an individual at the event and finished tied for 49th place with a 30-over-par 243.

Arkansas’ final event of the fall schedule will take place Oct. 29-30 at the Bridgestone Collegiate at the Forest Oak Country Club in Greensboro, N.C. Log on to www.hogwired.com for continued coverage of Razorback golf.



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