Reeder Places 3rd, Perico 10th; Razorbacks 6th at Old Waverly
WEST POINT, Miss. – Tyson Reeder recorded his second straight top-three finish and Julian Perico tied for 10th as the 22nd-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks finished in a tie for sixth with a 2-under par score of 862 (293-269-300) at the Old Waverly Collegiate Championship.
Inclement weather forced two delays to start the final round.
Reeder carded a final-round 70 to finish third, three strokes off the lead. Reeder, who won his last time out, has posted nine of his last 12 rounds at par or better. The graduate senior opened with a birdie then reeled off eight pars to make the turn at 1-under. He then went birdie, bogey birdie to get to 2-under for the day then offset a bogey on the 15th hole with a birdie on his last to finish with his 2-under-par 70.
Perico tallied his 10th career top 10 finish, and second of the year, with rounds of 74-64-75 for a 54-hole total of 213 (-2) to tie for 10th.
Manuel Lozada, playing as an individual, was the Razorbacks’ third finisher. The freshman tied for 33rd with a three-day score of 218 (71-71-76). William Buhl was two shots behind Lozada, turning in a score of 220 (73-71-76).
Rounding out the Razorback continent was Segundo Oliva Pinto in a tie for 62nd (74-69-80=223) and Mason Overstreet in a tied for 75th (73-74-79=226).
The team title went to #13 Georgia, one of two teams to break par on the final day at -4, the best round of the day. The Bulldogs were -20 for the event and won by 10 strokes. Host Mississippi State, also under par at -1 Sunday, climbed five spots to tie for second with #9 Texas A&M, each at -10 (854). 10th-ranked Vanderbilt and 21st-ranked Tennessee tied for fourth with a 3-under 861. Arkansas tied #25 LSU for sixth each with a 2-under 862).
Up next, Arkansas will play in the Shoal Creek Invitational in Birmingham, Ala., from April 5-7. It will be the final event prior to defending its SEC Championship – April 21-25.