Landry wins Reunion Intercollegiate

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MADISON, Miss.-The Reunion Intercollegiate concluded on Tuesday with the No. 19 ranked University of Arkansas men’s golf team taking second place out of 15 teams, just three strokes behind the tournament Champion LSU. LSU carded a 25-over team score of 889(297-299-293). Arkansas also turned in a 293 score in the final round, adding to a 297-302 series in the first day to end a 28-over 892. Vanderbilt placed third at 36-over 900(306-296-298). Tournament host, Ole Miss rose from sixth place at the end of the first day to finish in fourth with a 38-over 902(311-303-288).“Our play at the tournament was pretty good, not great, but we had some tough days out there with the bad weather rolling in; we experienced high winds and cold temperatures,” head coach Brad McMakin stated. “We had a chance to win this one and obviously came up a little short, but things are improving and we did a good job on a difficult course.”Senior Razorback Andrew Landry managed the individual title to be the only one at the event to finish under par with a 1-under 215(72-72-71), edging out the former tournament leader, Vanderbilt’s Adam Hofmann by three strokes.Freshman Ethan Tracy made a jump in the final round from a tie in 20th place to a tie in 10th with an 11-over 227(77-76-74). The place was shared between three other golfers, including 2008 medalist Zack Sucher of UAB, who shot a 227(74-76-77).Jason Cuthbertson of Arkansas also made a dramatic jump in the final round from a tie in 29th to a tie in 14th, after firing a 73 in the third round to produce a 12-over 228(74-81-73) overall. Following by only a single stroke, David Lingmerth moved from a tie in 25th to a tie in 18th to end 229(76-78-75). Allen McFerran was a stroke behind at a tie for 22nd with a score of 230(75-76-79).“We have Landry playing better for us, with Tracy adding some good performances to the team,” McMakin said. “Jason Cuthbertson and Allen McFerran both contributed a couple good rounds.” The Razorbacks next appear at the SEC Championship April 17-19, in St. Simon Island, Ga. “We are playing well as a team, and have our confidence up, and we are looking forward to next week for the SEC, with a chance to win it,” McMakin added.

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