Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Arkansas freshman Perico earns SEC honor
Julian Perico of Arkansas hits a tee shot during the Valspar Collegiate Invitational at the Floridian on Monday, March 18, 2019, in Palm City, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Halleran )
FAYETTEVILLE University of Arkansas golfer Julian Perico was named Thursday to the SEC’s All-Freshman team as voted on by league coaches.
Perico, a native of Lima, Peru, finished sixth at the NCAA Austin Regional on Wednesday and qualified as an individual for the NCAA Championships, which will start May 24 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville.
Perico led the Razorbacks in scoring average (71.34), birdies (126), top-5 finishes (3) and low rounds (16) this season.
Arkansas sophomore Landon Ernst was named to the SEC community service team. Arkansas junior Mason Overstreet was named the SEC’s Scholar-Athlete of the year prior to the Razorbacks’ winning the SEC championship two weeks ago.
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