Razorbacks Close Fall Season in Bahamas
FAYETTEVILLE – The 22nd-ranked Arkansas men’s golf team will close the fall portion of its 2019-20 schedule at the White Sands Invitational Nov. 1-3 in The Bahamas. The three-day, 54-hole event will be played at the Ocean Club (par 72 – 7,159 yards) on Paradise Island near Nassau.
The 15-team field includes five on the nation’s top 50 teams, including #1 Wake Forest, #2 SMU, #22 Arkansas, #38 Houston and #46 UAB. Rounding out the field are Florida State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Illinois State, Louisiana Tech, Miami (Ohio), Middle Tennessee, Northern Illinois, Samford and Wisconsin.
Individually, the field will have 21 of the nation’s top 200 players. Ranked Razorbacks include #35 William Buhl, #94 Julian Perico and #180 Mason Overstreet. Others notables in the field include #7 Noah Goodwin (SMU), #11 McClure Meissner (SMU), #12 David Perkins (Illinois State), #18 Justin Thompson (SMU), #48 Mark Power (Wake Forest), #62 Eric Bae (Wake Forest), #63 Jamie Li (Florida State), #67 Alex Fitzpatrick (Wake Forest), #72 Marco Steyn (Wake Forest) and #98 William Walker III (UAB).
Arkansas’ lineup will feature regulars Buhl, Perico, Overstreet, Tyson Reeder and Luis Garza. Freshman Mauricio Figueroa will play the event as an individual.
Arkansas has four top 10 finishes this fall, including a runner-up and two third-place finishes. Buhl has finished among the top 20 in all four events, including a win at the Gopher Invitational. Perico has three top 20 finishes and half his rounds this fall have been in the 60’s. Overstreet has a 70.92 scoring average and has posted the lowest round at an event a team-best five times this fall.
2019 WHITE SANDS INVITATIONAL
Hosted by the University of Houston
Friday, Nov. 1 – Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019
Ocean Club • Paradise Island – Nassau, The Bahamas
Format: Play 5, count 4
Schedule of Play: 54 total holes; 18 holes per day
– Friday, Nov. 1 • 18 holes • 7 a.m. (CDT) shotgun start
– Saturday, Nov. 2 • 18 holes • 7 a.m. (CDT) shotgun start
– Sunday, Nov. 3 • 18 holes • 7 a.m. (CDT) shotgun start
Mauricio Figueroa (Individual)
WHITE SANDS INVITATIONAL FIELD
#1 Wake Forest
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