The University of Arkansas men's golf team could not duplicate its hot-shooting back nine at the University of Texas Golf Club on Tuesday, falling back a spot to fifth place after two rounds of the NCAA Austin Regional.
The Razorbacks carded a 7-over 291 for the day and are at 5 over with one round remaining in the 54-hole event.
Texas 278-274—552 -16
Pepperdine 278-290—568 E
Clemson 284-284—568 E
TCU 280-292—572 +4
Arkansas 282-291—573 +5
Southern Cal 290-288—578 +10
Iowa 295-285—580 +12
Marquette 290-297—587 +19
San Jose State 291-303—594 +26
St. Mary’s 307-290—597 +29
Missouri-KC 295-302—597 +29
Sam Houston 303-302—605 +37
Army 309-305—614 +46
Prairie View 309-305—614 +46
UA INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
Julian Perico 67-72—139
Mason Overstreet 74-69—143
William Buhl 71-73—144
Tyson Reeder 70-77—147
Luis Garza 74-78—152
Arkansas leads No. 7 Southern California by five shots for the final qualifying spot. On Tuesday, the Trojans made up three strokes on the Hogs, who were even par on the back nine after firing a 5 under on the back Monday.
The top five teams at each of six NCAA regionals will make up the 30-team field at the NCAA Championships at The Blessings beginning May 24. Arkansas will tee of at 8 a.m. today on No. 10 for the third consecutive day, along with TCU and Southern Cal.
Host and No. 6 Texas fired a 10 under, the best round of the regional, to sit alone in first place at 16 under, 16 shots better than No. 18 Pepperdine and No. 19 Clemson.
TCU had an 8 over in the second round and is at 4 over for the regional, one shot ahead of the Razorbacks, who started on the back nine on the par-71 course for the second consecutive day.
Arkansas freshman Julian Perico held the individual lead for a large chunk of the round while sitting at 6 under, but he bogeyed three holes in succession and wound up at 1 over for the day.
Perico is at 3 under for the regional, alone in sixth place, one shot behind the leaders.
Junior Mason Overstreet had three birdies on the first eight holes and was at 3 under before making consecutive bogeys on Nos. 7 and 8 on Tuesday. He completed his day with his fifth birdie on the par-5 9th and shot 69. He is 1 over for the regional and tied for 15th.
Junior William Buhl shot a 2-over 73 with 16 pars and bogeys on Nos. 18 and 9. He is at 2 over for the tournament and tied for 21st.
Junior Tyson Reeder could not maintain his consistency from Monday and wound up at 6 over for the day, 5 over for the tournament and tied for 33rd.
Junior Luis Garza had Arkansas' nonscoring round of 78 that included three birdies, four bogeys and three double bogeys. He's tied for 51st at 10 over.
Sports on 05/15/2019
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