Todd Drexler

Ortiz, Overstreet Earn PING All-Region

STILLWATER, Okla. – University of Arkansas men’s golf duo of Alvaro Ortiz and Mason Overstreet garnered postseason accolades on Saturday, earning a spot on the PING All-Central Region Team.

A total of 154 student-athletes across six regions – Northeast, East, Southeast, Midwest, Central and West – were honored.

The PING All-Central Region selection is the third of Ortiz’s career, as he was also selected in 2016 and 2017. Currently ranked No. 42 by Golfstat and No. 44 by Golfweek, Ortiz also earned his first All-Southeastern Conference honor with a second-team selection two weeks ago. In addition, Ortiz made his second appearance on the SEC Community Service team.

Ortiz leads the team with a 70.8 stroke average entering NCAA Championship play. The senior from Zapopan, Mexico, has posted five top-10 finishes this season including playing to a T-1st at the Southern Intercollegiate this spring. He has counted 21 rounds under par and leads the team with 150 birdies this season.

Overstreet ranks second on the team with a 71.2 stroke average as a sophomore. The Kingfisher, Oklahoma, native leads the team with six eagles this season and has counted 15 rounds under par, 133 birdies and 406 par holes. Overstreet played to a T-1st at the Jerry Pate Intercollege this spring and has four top-10 finishes. He ranks No. 64 in the Golfweek standings No. 68 in the Golfweek rankings.

The Razorbacks are currently taking part in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The team battled weather in round one and begins second round action on Saturday afternoon.