Men's Golf Opens Play In Cabo

LOS CABOS, Mexico – With snow and rain falling in Fayetteville, the Arkansas men’s golf team’s trip to the Querencia Cabo Collegiate for the second straight year came at the perfect time. Led by the SEC’s last two recipients of the Golfer of the Week award in juniors Taylor Moore and Kolton Crawford, the Razorbacks opened play with a team score of 291 on Sunday.

After the first round on Los Cabos Querencia (Par 71 –  6894 yards), Arkansas sits in 12th place in a loaded 14-team field that includes 11 teams in the top 50 of the current Golfstat rankings, including eight in the top 20 and four in the top 10.

Monday’s second round will be a shotgun start at 9 a.m. CT. Live scoring is available at

For the seventh straight round to open the spring, Arkansas was led by either Moore or Crawford while it’s the third time they’ve produced the same score. Moore and Crawford’s one-over par 72s put the duo in a tie for 23rd place in the 70-player field that features 21 top 100 players. Both carded 13 pars and two birdies on the day while neither has turned in a score of over 72 in the spring.

Freshman Alvaro Ortiz shook off a tough start to Sunday’s round with three birdies over the final five holes on the back nine en route to a two-over 73. Inserted back into the lineup at the start of the spring, redshirt sophomore Zach Coats turned in his sixth straight counting score with a three-over par 74. Ortiz was two-under over his final 14 holes while Coats played the last 13 holes at even-par.

McMakin Post-Round Sound
“I’m disappointed in the way we started today’s round. There was no wind early and we didn’t take advantage of the easier part of the course. We have an uphill battle ahead of us, but if we get back to playing how we did the first two tournaments of the spring we can make a move.”

@RazorbackMGolf Lineup 
T23. Taylor Moore – 72
T23. Kolton Crawford – 72
T36. Alvaro Ortiz – 73
T47. Zach Coats – 74
T60. Nicolas Echavarria – 76

Querencia Cabo Collegiate Standings (Golfstat Ranking)
1. Florida State (2) – 275 (-9)
2. USF (12) – 276 (-8)
T3. Stanford (14) – 282 (-2)
T3. Washington (19) – 282 (-2)
T5. Wake Forest (13) – 285
T5. Houston (35) – 285
7. Lamar – 286
T8. Vanderbilt (11) – 287
T8. Ole Miss (47) – 287
10. Baylor (9) – 288
11. Kentucky – 290
12. Arkansas (39) – 291
13. LSU (7) – 292
14. Rice – 300