Men's golf tied for 2nd at Norman regional

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Monday, May 14, 2018
Arkansas' Mason Overstreet, right, talks with coach Brad McMakin during the SEC Championship at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.
Photo by Arkansas Athletic Communications
Arkansas' Mason Overstreet, right, talks with coach Brad McMakin during the SEC Championship at Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.

Sophomore William Buhl continued his hot postseason play with a 3-under 69 on Monday to lead No. 15 Arkansas into a tie for second place after one round at the NCAA Norman (Okla.) Regional.

Buhl, coming off a third-place finish at the SEC championships, had four birdies and one bogey on the 7,452-yard layout at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club. He is tied for second in the race for medalist honors behind Oklahoma's Blaine Hale, who opened with a 5 under.

No. 3 Oklahoma, the regional host, shot a 5-under par to lead the field. The Razorbacks are tied with No. 10 Auburn and No. 27 North Florida five strokes back, with San Diego State in fifth at 2 over.

No. 22 Florida State and Missouri-Kansas City are tied for sixth at 5 over, followed by Nevada (+6), then Pepperdine and Brigham Young in a tie for 9th at 7 over.

The top five teams from each of six regionals will advance to the NCAA Championships at Karsten Creek in Stillwater, Okla.

Sophomore Mason Overstreet, the NCAA runner-up last season, opened with a bogey and was over par most of the round before carding an eagle 3 on the 586-yard 18th hole. Overstreet finished the day at even par and tied for 14th.

Sophomore Luis Garza had two birdies and three bogeys en route to a 1-over 73 and is tied for 19th. Senior Alvaro Ortiz was under par until a double bogey on No. 11 sent him back to even. He birdied the next two holes, but finished with a double bogey-bogey to reach 2 over and a tie for 31st.

Sophomore Tyson Reeder carded 4-over 76 for the Razorbacks.

Arkansas State senior Tanner Napier, playing as an individual, carded a 3-over 75 and is tied for 36th.

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