Matt Jones has been the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and NWA Media since 2010. He is also a feature writer for Hawgs Illustrated magazine and is currently working on his Master's degree at the University of Arkansas.
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Best Sports Memories: Watching Arkansas' basketball national championship in 1994; being at the Georgia Dome when the tornado hit during the 2008 SEC Tournament; countless hours spent at Baum Stadium in the spring.
Favorite Fayetteville Restaurants: Noodles, Penguin Ed's and Mojitos
Education: University of Arkansas
Moore, Cappelen top 5 after Patriot first round
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.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas sophomore Taylor Moore is tied for third and senior Sebastian Cappelen is tied for fifth after the first day of the Patriot All-America Tournament at The Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield Park, Ariz. on Sunday.
Moore shot a two-under 68 and Cappelen a one-under 69 in the first round. Cappelen is the defending champion of the event.
Cappelen played the first six holes one-over par, but sunk three birdies over his last 12 holes. Cappelen birdied the par 4 18th for the third time in four rounds at the course.
Moore had three birdies on the front nine and birdied the par 4 17th Sunday. He bogeyed the par 4 8th and 13th holes.
Florida Southern's Tim Crouch leads the field of 84 heading into Monday's second round. Crouch shot a four-under 66 Sunday.