Hog Golfers Finish 13th at NIT Invitational

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Arkansas men’s golf team finished in 13th place with a 14-over-par total of 878 at the NIT Invitational at the OMNI Tucson National Golf Club Tuesday.

The Razorbacks fired a 7-over-par round of 295 in Tuesday’s final round. UCLA won the event with a 14-under-par score of 850. Arizona State finished second at 7-under-par 857 after a 5-over-par round of 293 on Tuesday. Minnesota finished third with a 54-hole total of 3-under-par 861 with TCU fourth at 1-under-par 863.

Matt Bortis shot his second straight round of 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 23rd place at even-par 216. Bortis carded rounds of 74, 71 and 71 to lead the Razorbacks.

Scotty Campbell followed up his 3-under-par 69 on Monday with a 5-over-par 77 to slip from a tie for ninth place to a tie for 34th. He shot rounds of 72, 69 and 77 to finish with a 2-over-par 218.

Senior Josh Farrell made his first appearance in the Hogs’ lineup this spring and turned in a solid tournament at 5-over-par 221. He shot a 2-over-par 74 on Tuesday after firing a 73 in the second round and a 74 in the first round.

Eric Shriver moved up three spots on the leader board into a tie for 67th during Tuesday’s final round with a 1-over-par round of 73. He was 10-over par for the tournament with a score of 226. Beau Glover finished in 80th place the a 54-hole total of 16-over-par 232.

New Mexico’s Jay Choi overtook Arizona State’s Alejandro Canizares during the final round on Tuesday to claim medalist honors with a 6-under-par 210 for the tournament. Canizares finished in a tie for second place with Erick Flores of UCLA, Erik Olson and Alex Prugh of Washington and Niklas Lemke of Arizona State at 5-under-par 211.

The Razorbacks return to action on April 3-4 at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas.

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