Arkansas men's golf ranked
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team got out of the gate quickly this year and has broken into several collegiate polls this week. The Razorbacks find themselves ranked second in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll and check in at No. six in the Golfstat.com head-to-head standings. “It’s obviously a nice start to the season,” said Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin. “It gives the team a lot of confidence that they can play well as we go forward. It also brings with it the expectations of higher standards and we’ve got to work hard to stay there.” Arkansas meteoric rise in the polls is due to a great start in the first three events. The Razorbacks opened the year with a win at the rain-shortened Maryland Collegiate Invitational behind medalist play from freshman Ethan Tracy. Arkansas carded back-to-back rounds of 272-272 for 544 and the team title. The Razorbacks followed up with a solid performance against the tough field at the Minnesota Invitational where they finished ninth as a team. It was back to the win column for the Razorbacks at Notre Dame. Arkansas fired rounds of 2870293-283 for an 863. Senior Andrew Landry paced Arkansas at Notre Dame firing a 70-71-70 for a second-best 211 and a second-place finish. In addition, Arkansas has gotten good play from senior David Lingmerth who had back-to-back second-place finishes and was fifth last week. “David and Andrew have really played well,” said McMakin. “We’ve been good at the top and we want to continue to get better in the fourth and fifth spots and hold our own.” Arkansas also got a boost from Jamie Marshall, a sophomore transfer who was the Big 12 Golfer of the Year. Marshall fired a one-under 69 at Notre Dame and was third in his first event as a Razorbacks. “Jamie was a good pick-up for us,” said McMakin. “He’s going to do a good job for us this year.” The Razorbacks return to the links Oct. 26-28 at the Baylor Invitational and take part in the Corde Valle Collegiate Nov. 3-5 as fall play concludes.