#6 Razorbacks Finish 10th at Gators Invitational
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The #6 Arkansas men’s golf team shot an 11-under-par 829 and finished in 10th place in the 21-team Gators Invitational, played on the University of Florida’s Mark Bostic Golf Course (Par 70, 6,701 yards).
The event was the spring opener for the Razorbacks and featured 10 of the top 16 teams in the country. Due to inclement weather, the scheduled three-day event was condensed t two with 30 holes being played Friday and 24 holes played Saturday to complete the 54-hole event.
Host team Florida won with a score of 811, followed by Georgia (816), Auburn (816), LSU (819) and Liberty (820).
Julian Perico led the Razorbacks for the event. The junior shot a 5-under-par 65 in the opening round and finished the tournament with a pair of even, par rounds of 70 – thanks to birdies on two of his last three holes – to tie for 18th (205). It is Perico’s third top 20 finish in four events this season and he has shot par or better in eight of his 12 rounds.
Tyson Reeder carded two rounds under par, posting a 1-under 69 in rounds one and two, before finishing with an even-par 70. The graduate senior tied for 35th with a 2-under-par 208.
Mason Overstreet carded a bogey-free final round and led the team over the final 54 holes with a 3-under 67. He was even for the tournament (210) and tied for 48th. The final-round flourish is not new for Overstreet as he leads the team in round-three scoring at 68.3.
Segundo Oliva Pinto was 2-under through 36 holes with back-to-back rounds of 69 to start the tournament. He carded a 3-over 73 in the final round to tie for 57th at 211. William Buhl, playing his first event of 2020-21 due to a back injury in the fall, bounded back from a 3-over-par 73 to close out round two to shoot a 1-under 69 in the final round. Overall, his 54-hole total was 213 (+3) and he tied for 77th.
Manuel Lozada, playing as an individual, finished tied for 111th (75-71-76=222/+12).
Arkansas returns to action by hosting the annual Cabo Collegiate Mar. 1-3. Normally played in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this year’s event will be played at TPC San Antonio – Oaks Course.