NCAA GOLF:

Arkansas moves up, has work to do

By: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Published: Monday, May 26, 2014
Arkansas Razorback Sebastian Cappelen tees off of second hole during a playoff in his match play against Robby Shelton during the Western Amateur at the Alotian Club in Roland.
Arkansas Razorback Sebastian Cappelen tees off of second hole during a playoff in his match play against Robby Shelton during the Western Amateur at the Alotian Club in Roland.

Arkansas was in the midst of making a final-round run at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Sunday when yet another weather delay pulled them off the Prairie Dunes Country Club course in Hutchinson, Kan.

The Razorbacks, 12 over for the tournament, have moved into 19th place in the 30-team field, nine strokes out out of eighth, with more than half of their final round still to be played. The top eight teams will begin match play after the completion of the third round, which is scheduled to resume at 7 a.m. today.

Arkansas was 6 under for the round, two shots better than any of the other 14 teams who started their rounds, when a second lightning delay suspended play for the day. at 6:45 p.m. Central. The tournament has been disrupted by weather since it began on Friday.

The top half of the field had yet to begin its third round.

"They got it back together," Arkansas Coach Brad McMakin said of the Razorbacks. "The wind was blowing really hard and we got a 6-under.

"We got back into this deal. If we can finish it off tomorrow morning and make a few more birdies, I think we'll have a chance."

Stanford is first at 12 under, followed by Alabama (8 under), Oklahoma State (4 under), LSU (3 under) and Georgia Tech (1 under).

Senior Sebastian Cappelen and sophomore Kolton Crawford were both 2 under for the Razorbacks.

Sophomores Taylor Moore and Nicolas Echavarria were both at 1 under on Sunday, while senior Blake Biddle was 1 over.

Cappelen is tied for seventh overall at 3 under, while Crawford is tied for 62nd at 3 over.

The Razorbacks started Sunday in last place, but completed their 6 over second round early Sunday.

"It goes back to us being a slow-starting team and then they kind of get going a little bit late," McMakin said. "Hopefully we can keep this going the rest of the round."

Austin Eoff, a Purdue freshman from Benton, was tied for 127th place at 11 over.

Sports on 05/26/2014

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