#14 Arkansas Men’s Golf in 2nd; Play Suspended in Rd.2

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CARROLLTON, Texas – The 14th-Arkansas men’s golf team, featuring three players in the top 25, sits in second place at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate after 33 holes in the 54-hole, 14-team event – played at the par-70, 7,008-yard Maridoe Golf Club.

Arkansas’ final fall tournament was set for 36 holes Monday and 18 Tuesday. However, teams came up a few holes short on day one as darkness forced round two be suspended. Teams will resume the second round at 8:30 am (CT) Tuesday and will continue play with the same pairings for the third round.

Oklahoma State, the top-ranked team in the nation, leads the tournament. The Cowboys were 5-under par (275) after the first round and were 12-under before play was halted. Arkansas was 1-over (281) through 18 holes and are currently 4-over for the event. North Carolina State is two strokes behind the Razorbacks. Rounding out the top 10 are #40 North Carolina (+12), #7 SMU (+15), #6 Pepperdine (+16), #33 Iowa (+21) and #26 Baylor (+22), Kent State (+28) and Houston (+33).

William Buhl leads the Razorbacks as the junior sits in a tie for fourth at 2-under par. He was briefly in the lead with birdies on holes 16 and 17 in round one but had a double bogey on the 18th hole to end round one in fourth at 1-under par. Buhl reeled off seven pars to start round two and made the turn at 1-under after a birdie on hole 8. He off-set two bogeys with two birdies trough six holes on the back nine. He is 1-under in round two and is currently tied for fourth at 2-under for the event.

Mason Overstreet, the leader after round one, is currently in sixth place at even par. The junior was even at the turn in round one with a birdie and a bogey. He closed the morning session with birdies on holes 15, 17 and 18 to take the lead with a 3-under par 67. Overstreet got to 4-under for the day with a birdie on the first hole of round two. However, he had bogeys on holes 2, 3 and 5 to make the turn at 2-over for the round. Overstreet had a bogey on 12 and birdie on 13 before drooping a shot on his final hole before play was suspended.

Julian Perico was in 24th after 18 holes with a 3-over-par 73. He climbed eight spots into a tie for 15th through 15 holes in round two. The freshman opened round two with a pair of bogeys but rallied to post birdies on holes 6, 8 and 9 to help his charge up the leaderboard. He started the inward nine with a bogey before carding five straight pars.

Luis Garza is tied for 23rd at 4-over par through 33 holes. He started with a birdie but turned in bogeys on his next four holes. However, he righted the ship with birdies on holes 6, 8 and 9 to stand at even through nine holes. He would end round one at 3-over due to two bogeys, a double and a birdie. Garza’s second round was more consistent as he had 12 pars, two bogeys and a birdie to stand at 1-over for the round and 4-over for the day.

Tyson Reeder is tied for 34th at 7-over through 33 holes. He was 2-over and tied for 16th after 18 holes. He had four bogeys and two birdies on the front nine. He closed his round with nine pars for an opening-round 72. Reeder is 5-over through 15 holes of round two.

Wil Gibson, playing as an individual, is tied for 73rd. He shot an 82 in the opening-round and 6-over through 14 holes in round two.