Razorback Golfers Tied for Seventh after First Day of Hackler Invitational

Murrells Inlet, S.C. – The Arkansas men’s golf team is tied for seventh place after the first day of the General Jim Hackler Invitational at the 6,950-yard TPC of Myrtle Beach on Sunday.

The Razorbacks fired a 6-over-par 294 in Sunday’s opening round and came back with a 12-over-par round of 300 in the second round of the day. The final 18 holes are scheduled for Monday.

Arkansas is tied with Virginia Tech (297-297) in seventh place, 19 strokes off the lead of East Tennessee State (286-289=575). Host Coastal Carolina is five-strokes back in second place with Florida State in third place at 12-over-par 588. Kansas State and Pepperdine are tied for fourth at 13-over-par 589.

Eric Shriver leads the Razorback contingent in ninth place after shooting two even-par rounds of 72 on Sunday. Rhys Davies of East Tennessee State leads the event at 5-under-par 139.

Sophomore Scotty Campbell is tied for 31st with a 36-hole score of 5-over-par 149. He fired a team-best 1-under-par 71 in the opening round and a 78 in the second round.

Junior Matt Bortis is in a tie for 42nd place after rounds of 79 and 73 on Sunday. He is eight strokes over par at 152. Freshman Jordan Payne is three shots behind Bortis in a tie for 58th place at 155. Payne shot a 78 in the first round and a 77 in round two. Beau Glover shot a 73 in Sunday’s first round but was forced to withdraw prior to the completion of his second round.

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