Hogs hope Columbia course is blessing

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 3:47 a.m.

Taylor Moore blasts out of a sandtrap near the 8th green in the fourth round of the Western Amatuer at the Alotian Club in Roland on Aug. 2, 2013.

The No. 19 Arkansas men's golf team figures the zoysia fairways and bent-grass greens on their home course, The Blessings, will help them this weekend at the NCAA Columbia Regional at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Mo.

Arkansas Men’s Golf

What NCAA Columbia Regional, 54-hole qualifier for NCAA Championships

When Today through Saturday

Where The Club at Old Hawthorne, Columbia, Mo.

Regional seeds: 1 Oklahoma State, 2. Virginia, 3. LSU, 4. Arkansas, 5. Arizona State, 6. Iowa, 7. San Diego State, 8. Missouri

Noteworthy The Club at Old Hawthorne, is a par 72 which plays at 7,221 yards from its tournament tees with a course rating of 74.8. … The Razorbacks have won one NCAA Regional (1991) and have finished second three times (1992, 2009, 2012). … Arkansas has advanced to the NCAA championships 19 times, three times under Coach Brad McMakin with a top finish of second in 2009. … Senior Sebastian Cappelen leads Arkansas with nine top-20 finishes in 11 tournaments this year, while sophomore Taylor Moore tops the club with five top-10 showings.

Arkansas’ projected lineup: Sebastian Cappelen (71.6 stroke average), Taylor Moore (72.6), Kolton Crawford (74.0), Nicolas Echavarria (74.3), Zach Coates (76.4).

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