Razorbacks take 2nd at SEC Championship

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ST. SIMON ISLAND, Ga.-With weather some would describe as perfect, the 2009 SEC Men’s Golf Championships wrapped on Sunday at the Frederica Golf Course. The No.1 ranked Georgia took the title with an impressive 15-under par 849(282-281-286). The University of Arkansas men’s team took second place, with a 2-under 862(290-283-289). University of Florida ended in third with a 1-over 865(292-285-288).“The weather was good with scores that were low. We got off to a slow start, but we had a good back nine. We feel very fortunate to have been able to get past Florida,” head coach Brad McMakin said of his team’s finish.Sunday’s second place finish was the best performance the Razorbacks have had at the SEC Championship since they took the title thirteen years ago in 1995. Since that time Arkansas consistently failed to finish in the top five. Florida’s Billy Horschel held on to his round two lead to take the individual title with a 10-under 206(68-67-71). Arkansas golfer David Lingmerth went 4-under 212(70-69-73) to finish in a tie for fifth place. Andrew Landry moved up into ninth place from his former tie for 12th after carding a 2-under 214(73-71-70). Freshman Ethan Tracy tied for 17th with a 3-over 219(74-72-73). Jason Cuthbertson tied for 27th with a 5-over 221(73-75-73). Jamie Marshall ended tied for 34th with a 7-over 223(76-71-76).“We had a good finish, and we were up against a good team that played well,” McMakin said. “We will go on next to regionals where we hope to make a good showing. “ The Razorbacks will next be seen at the NCAA Central Regional Tournament in Austin, Texas.“The team has been working hard, improving and they played well, all of them did,” McMakin added.