#13 Razorbacks Place 7th at Jerry Pate National
VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. – The Arkansas men’s golf program, ranked 13th nationally, finished with a 54-hole total of 852 (+12) to place seventh in the 12-team Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, played at Old Overton Club (par 70, 7,204 yards). Individually, Julian Perico birdied his last hole to finish -1 for the event and place 14th. William Buhl posted a 3-under-par 67 to tie three others for the best round of the day.
Perico, who carded a pair 70’s on Monday, was 1-over through 14 holes Tuesday before he holed out on his second shot on the par-4, 15th for an eagle. He dropped a shot on the 16th hole to get back to even for the round. Perico rallied with a par and birdie for a 1-under-par 69. The sophomore and 2018 Jerry Pate National champion placed 14th with a 54-hole score of 209 (-1). With his 69 Tuesday, Perico has shot in the 60’s in six of his 12 rounds this fall and has shot par or better in nine of his 12.
Buhl climbed 11 spots on Tuesday thanks to his 67. The senior tied for 20th with a score of 211 (+1). On Tuesday, Buhl was 1-over after two holes but had birdies on holes 3, 7, 8 and 10. While he dropped a shot on the par-4, 11th-hole, Buhl bounced right back with a birdie and finished with six pars for his 67. Thanks to his 69 in round two Monday, he, like Perico, has six of his 12 rounds this season in the 60’s while 10 of his 12 rounds this fall have been par or better. Buhl is the only Razorback to finish among the top 20 in all four fall events.
Luis Garza jumped eight spots on the leaderboard to tie for 27th with a final-round 70. He tied with teammate and 2017 Jerry Pate National champion Mason Overstreet for 27th as each finished with a 54-hole total of 216 (+6). William McDonald rounded out the Razorback contingent, tying for 54th with a score of 232 (+22).
BYU and Colorado State shared the team title with a score of 823 (-17), followed by Auburn (827), UAB (836), Minnesota (838) and Charlotte (851).
Arkansas will conclude the fall position of its schedule Nov. 1-3 at the White Sands Intercollegiate in Paradise Island, The Bahamas.
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