Perico Shoots Up Leaderboard; Razorbacks Up Two at Cabo

SAN JOSE del CABO, Mexico – Arkansas freshman Julian Perico had two eagles and a birdie Monday and climbed 18 spots into a tie for ninth at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate. Perico’s play helped the 32nd-ranked Razorbacks improve two spots to 11th with a 36-hole score of 595 (305-290) at the Querencia Golf Club (par 71, 6,924-yards).

Perico shot a 4-under-par 67 in round two and he is 3-under for 36 holes (72-67). The Lima, Peru native opened his round with an eagle on the par-5, 15th hole. He ran off five straight pars before carding a birdie on the par-4, 3rd hole and backing that up with his second eagle of the day on the par-5, 4th hole. Perico turned in eight-straight pars before dropping a shot on the 13th hole and finishing his round with his 14th par of the day.

Fellow freshman Wil Gibson, playing as an individual, shot a 1-over-par 72 in round two and stands in a tie for 18th is 1-under-par after 36 holes with a total of 141 (69-72). Gibson is playing the par 4’s at 3-under through 36 holes, which is the third-best total in the field. Also, his nine birdies through two rounds (five on day one and four in round two) are the third-best total.

The Razorbacks shaved 15 strokes off its opening-round score, posting a 6-over-par 290 on Monday, and stands in 11th with 18 holes to play. Top-ranked Oklahoma State leads the field with a 36-hole score of 546. Baylor, ranked 36th, is second (555), followed by #9 Arizona State (556), #50 Arizona (569), #27 Florida State (571), #3 Vanderbilt (572), #12 LSU (575) and #48 Ole Miss (575). Overall, the field features 11 teams among the nation’s top 50.

Tyson Reeder, who had 14 pars and a birdie Monday, is tied for 48th with a score of 150 (75-75). The junior has tallied 27 pars over 36 holes for the third-best total in the field. Mason Overstreet is one stroke back and is tied for 52nd with a 36-hole total of 151 (76-75). William Buhl trimmed seven strokes off his day one total to shoot a 74 in round two and is tied for 60th with a score of 155 (81-74). Luis Garza also improved by seven strokes and is tied for 67th at 159 (83-76).

The Querencia Cabo Collegiate will conclude with 18 final holes on Tuesday.

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