Razorbacks Wrap Day 1 of Spring Season Opener

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The 13th-ranked Arkansas men’s golf team recorded rounds of 286-293 for a day one total of 579 (+19) to stand in a tie for ninth at the Sea Best Invitational, played at the par 70, 6,858-yard TPC at Sawgrass – Dye’s Valley Course.

The 14-team field features nine of the nation’s top 50 programs, including 36-hole leader and 46th-ranked Florida (278-281=559). The top five is rounded out by #23 North Florida (561), #26 NC State (564), #35 Liberty (568) and #39 Florida State (569).

“I felt great going into today,” said head coach Brad McMakin. “I thought we were very prepared for this event. We will need to play well tomorrow to gain some momentum for our next event (The Prestige at La Quinta’s PGA West Feb. 18-20.)”

Mason Overstreet, William Buhl and Luis Garza are all tied for 21st at +3 (143).

Overstreet, ranked #42 in the nation, shot an even-par 70 in the morning session with four birdies and four bogeys. In the afternoon, he also had four bogeys but just one birdie for a 3-over par 73. Buhl, ranked 83rd nationally, carded five birdies in the first round and finished with a 1-over 71 while turning in three birdies in round two for a 2-over 72. Garza had 14 pars in the first round and shot a 3-over 73 before making five birdies to post an even-par round of 70 in round two.

Wil Gibson, playing as an individual, stands in a tie for 47th. The freshman jumped 25 spots after shooting a 78 in the morning by carding an even-par 70 in the afternoon for a 36-hole total of 148 (+8). Tyson Reeder is tied for 56th (72-78=150) and Julian Perico is tied for 63rd (73-78=152).

The Sea Best Invitational will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday (Feb. 5).

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