Arkansas In Seventh At SEC Championship

Round 1 Results

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – High winds wreaked havoc on day one of the 2016 SEC Championship, as Arkansas posted an 8-over 288 to sit in seventh place at the par 70 Seaside course at Sea Island Golf Club.

No. 4 Georgia and Kentucky find themselves atop the leaderboard after posting rounds of 3-under 277. The Bulldogs and Wildcats are the only teams in the field under par as Florida (+3) is third, while Vanderbilt (+6) and Tennessee (+6) are tied for fourth.

In his first career round at the SEC Championship, freshman Charles Kim paced the team with a 1-over 34-37 – 71, good for T-17th overall. After opening the day with a bogey, he bounced back and chipped in for birdie on No. 2, before adding another birdie on the fifth hole to make the turn at 1-under.

Taylor Moore and Nicolas Echavarria are tied for 22nd overall after posting nearly identical rounds. They each shot 2-over 37-35 – 72 and had two birdies and four bogeys on the day. Echavarria notched a birdie on each side, while Moore saved both of his for the back side.

Alvaro Ortiz birdied the opening hole of the day and shot a 3-over 36-37 – 73, good for T-31st overall. Kolton Crawford rounded out the team with an 8-over 40-38 – 78.

Arkansas will go off the No. 1 tee Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. EDT, playing with Missouri and Auburn.

@RazorbackMGolf Lineup

T17.Charles Kim34-37 – 71 (+1)
T22.Taylor Moore37-35 – 72 (+2)
T22.Nicolas Echavarria37-35 – 72 (+2)
T31.Alvaro Ortiz36-37 – 73 (+3)
T61.Kolton Crawford40-38 – 78 (+8)

SEC Championship Results (Day One)

T1.Kentucky277 (-3)
T1.No. 4 Georgia277 (-3)
3.No. 18 Florida285 (+5)
T4.No. 7 Vanderbilt286 (+6)
T4.Tennessee286 (+6)
6.No. 27 Texas A&M287 (+7)
7.No. 23 Arkansas288 (+8)
8.Missouri289 (+9)
9.No. 6 Auburn291 (+11)
10.No. 13 South Carolina292 (+12)
T11.No. 14 LSU294 (+14)
T11.No. 17 Alabama294 (+14)
13.Ole Miss301 (+21)
14.Mississippi State304 (+24)

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