Arkansas Ranked Top 20 In National Polls
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Following the first two tournaments of the spring semester, the Arkansas men’s golf program is a consensus top 20 team in the country, earning a No. 19 ranking by Golfstat and No. 20 by Golfweek.
Arkansas finished runner-up in its spring opener, nearly pulling off its second victory of the year at the Sea Best Invitational at TPC Sawgrass. The Razorbacks have a 64-20 head-to-head record on the year, including a 19-9 mark during the spring campaign.
Head coach Brad McMakin’s team put its depth on display during the last two tournaments, as four different players finished in the top 15, including a top five showing by Luis Garza at TPC Sawgrass.
Mason Overstreet leads the team and ranks No. 13 in the nation in stroke average. He is on watch lists for the Ben Hogan Award and the Fred Haskins Award, both honors given to the best collegiate golfer in the nation.
Arkansas is one of eight Southeastern Conference teams in the Golfstat top 25 poll, as Vanderbilt is ranked No. 2 in the nation, while Texas A&M and Alabama are also ranked inside the top five.
The Razorbacks return to the course March 4-6, traveling to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to compete in one of the toughest fields in college golf at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate.
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