DALLAS, Texas – Not long into the third and final round of the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, players and spectators were called off the Royal Oaks Country Club golf course due to inclement weather. After nearly two hours of waiting in the clubhouse, tournament officials cancelled the final round of the event, shortening the tournament to 36 holes which placed Arkansas’ men’s golf team in third-place.
Arkansas’ players had begun their final round and were between their third and sixth holes when the horn sounded to bring players back inside.
"It is a little disappointing that we had to end our fall schedule with a cancellation," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "I thought that we had a chance to make a move on the final round, but the weather prevented that. Now that we have a break from competition, we’ll get back to work and try to fine tune some of the areas that we identified during the fall so we can get even better this spring."
Arkansas’ third-place finish is its fifth top four of the fall season and second third-place honor. The Razorbacks improved between their first and second rounds by six strokes and ended the affair at four under for the tournament for their third sub-par score of the fall.
Individually, junior Ethan Tracy was five-under par to lead the Arkansas contingent and tie for seventh overall. Tracy shot rounds of 69 and 68 and was six-under par on the par five holes. The top 10 finish for Tracy is his fourth in as many tournaments which exceeds his total from his sophomore season and is more than halfway to his total from his freshman and sophomore years combined (7).
Freshman Sebastian Cappelen ended the Royal Oaks at one-under par and tied for 16th overall in the individual rankings. He earned his fourth top 20 finish of the fall and his third sub-par tournament.
Finishing just outside the top 20 at 21st, sophomore Austin Cook was at even par for his two rounds. Cook was very good on the par five holes the second time he played the course shooting three-under and was two-under par on the par three holes for the two rounds.
The Razorbacks now get more than two months off from competition before beginning the spring season on February 13 at the Battle at the Beach in Newport Beach, Calif. For more information regarding Razorback men’s golf or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
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