Golfers take aim at third win
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.- The University of Arkansas men’s golf team is back at it this week at the Baylor Invitational Oct.27-28 at the Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas. Arkansas is ranked No. 5 in the nation among Division I schools and has won two of their three tournament appearances for their fall season.
Razorbacks Andrew Landry, David Lingmerth, Jamie Marshall, Ethan Tracy, and Jason Cuthbertson are ready to take on top schools Baylor, BYU, College of Charleston, Houston, Kansas, Lamar, New Mexico, Oklahoma, SMU, Saint Mary’s and Texas A&M for chance to add another win to their stat sheet before the cold winter ahead.
Head coach Brad McMakin points out that this tournament is a very important one for his team because the field is one on the best they have seen all year, but these hogs are hungry for the competition.
“We feel good about the upcoming tournament. We have had some time off, and the guys look real good. We have a chance to win.”
Senior Andrew Landry and junior David Lingmerth have been setting the pace for the team’s success on the road, but they have also receiving more than a little help from their friends and teammates. Some of the major standout performances come courtesy of freshman Ethan Tracy, and sophomore Jamie Marshall.
Tracy’s most notable contribution came in the way of a course record setting score of a 7-under-par 64 at the Maryland Intercollegiate Tournament in September. The final scores of (64-68) 132 were enough to propel the young Razorback to the No. 1 position and clinch a 24-under win for the Hogs.
Marshall made his first tournament appearance at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic earlier in October. He fired a series of (70-71-69) 210 to end 2-over for the third place finish. The Golfweek/Sagarin performance index has ranked the sophomore No. 7 with a rating of 68.28 after only one appearance in the fall.
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