Todd Drexler

Razorbacks Finish 8th The Prestige

LA QUINTA, Calif. – Arkansas once again showed improvement, shooting a final-round 288 which was the fifth-best round of the day, and the 25th-ranked Razorbacks climbed three spots to finish eighth with a 54-hole score of 883 at The Prestige, played at the par-71, 7,100-yard Greg Norman Course at PGA WEST.

LSU, ranked 18th, held on to its 36-hole lead to win the 15-team event with a total of 838. Top-ranked Oklahoma State was second (844), followed by #14 Pepperdine (857), #44 UCLA (866) and #42 Oregon (869).

Julian Perico was the Razorbacks’ top finisher for the event. The freshman had a 54-hole score of 218 (76-70-720) and tied for 19th, marking his third top 20 finish this season. Perico played the par 4’s at 1-under for the event and his 38 pars over three rounds were the second-best total in the field.

Tyson Reeder, who carded his team-best fourth eagle of the season Wednesday, led the Razorbacks in the final round. The junior jumped 20 spots up the leaderboard after shooting a season-low 69 in the final round. He finished in a tie for 45th with a score of 233 (75-79-69). Reeder opened the day with a par before posting a birdie and eagle on his second and third holes. Over his next 12 holes, Reeder had 10 pars, a bogey and birdie to stay at 3-under-par. He would drop a shot on his 15th and 16th holes but birdied his 17th hole to finish with his 2-under 69.

William Buhl, who climbed 17 spots up the leaderboard, shot an even-par 71 Wednesday and finished in a tie for 33rd with a three-day score of 221 (74-76-71). Buhl, ranked 89th nationally, birdied his first two holes and finished with 14 pars and two bogeys.

Mason Overstreet, ranked 70th nationally, had 10 a team-best 10 birdies during The Prestige and finished tied for 39th with a score of 222 (75-71-76). Luis Garza wrapped up the Razorback quintet y tying for 75th with a score of 235 (80-78-77).

The 15-team field featured 14 programs ranked among the top 100 and the University of Stirling, one of the top golf programs in the United Kingdom.

Arkansas returns to action Mar. 3-5 as the Razorbacks and Houston Cougars co-host the annual Querencia Cabo Collegiate, played at the Querencia Golf Club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.


The Prestige Presented by Charles Schwab
Greg Norman Course at PGA WEST – Par 71 – 7100 Yards
La Quinta, Calif. – Feb. 18-20, 2019

Razorback Results

FinishPlayer RD1RD2RD3TotalTo Par
T19Julian Perico767072218+5
T33William Buhl747671221+8
T39William Overstreet757176222+9
T43Tyson Reeder757969223+10
T75Luis Garza807877235+22


Team Results

FinishTeamRD1RD2RD3Totalto Par
1.#16 LSU279280279838-14
2.#1 Oklahoma State278284282844-8
3.#14 Pepperdine289281287857+3
4.#44 UCLA286285295866+14
5.#44 Oregon290284295869+17
6.#46 Iowa State302299275876+24
#39 Stanford291294291876+24
8.#25 Arkansas300295288883+31
9.#35 Northwestern301290293884+32
10.Stirling (UK)296299293888+36
12.Notre Dame297299294890+38
14.UC Davis303291304898+46
15.San Diego State305298296899+47
--Stanford "B"291293308892+40