Trio of Razorbacks honored
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas men’s golfers Andrew Landry, David Lingmerth and Ethan Tracy picked up postseason honors from PING it was announced today. Landry earned PING Third-Team All-America honors while Lingmerth was an honorable mention selection. Tracy joined Landry and Lingmerth on the PING All-Central Region team. “Andrew and David did a great job for us this year,” said Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin. “They are a great 1-2 punch and both are deserving of this honor. They were really consistent all year and I feel like they preformed great in the postseason for us. That performance really earned them this award.” The trio rank 1-2-3 for the Razorbacks in stroke average this year. Landry, a senior from Groves, Texas, paced the team with a 72.82 stroke average. He was Arkansas’ top finisher in five events and earned Southeastern Conference First-Team honors this year. Lingmerth was strong down the stretch. The junior from Tranas, Sweden, was the Razorbacks’ top finisher in five events including the final three – SECs, NCAA Regionals and the NCAA Championships. He was an SEC Second-Team selection and finished the year with a 73.13 stroke average. Tracy earned selection to the SEC All-Freshman team for Arkansas this year. The Hilliard, Ohio, native opened his collegiate career with a win at Maryland and finished the season with a 74.00 stroke average. “The three of them together can compete with anyone in the country at the 1-2-3,” said McMakin. “Ethan being a freshman and getting this honor bodes well for his future and should give him a lot of confidence. He and David are going to have to lead the team next year.” The trio of Razorbacks paced the team to its best-ever NCAA finish this year. After back-to-back second-place finishes at the SEC Championship and the NCAA Central Regional, Arkansas rallied in the third round of the NCAA Championship moving up the leaderboard to a tie for third after three rounds of stroke play. Arkansas made the cut to the final eight teams and began the new NCAA match play format. The Razorbacks won their first two rounds downing Washington and Georgia putting Arkansas in the finals and playing for the National Championship. It was a tight match with Texas A&M and Arkansas earned a runner-up finish after the final match. “To have three guys earn postseason honors is great,” said McMakin. “That’s more than half the team and that’s why we were able to do so well this year.” For more information about Arkansas men’s golf, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.