Lozada has career-best round

A Razorback head cover sits in a golf bag at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers during practice rounds for the Walmart NWA Arkansas Championship.

FAYETTEVILLE — After missing last season because of an injury, University of Arkansas redshirt sophomore Manuel Lozada shot a career-low 66 on Wednesday to help the Razorbacks shoot a 16-under 704 through two rounds of the Frederica Cup at St. Simons Island, Ga.

Lozada was bogey-free through 13 holes to open the tournament with four birdies and his second career eagle. After dropping a shot on No. 5, his 14th hole of the tournament, Lozada posted a birdie on No. 7. He started Wednesday’s second round with six consecutive pars and was 2 under through 13 holes before bogeying Nos. 16 and 18 for an even-par 72. Lozada is at 6-under 138 for the tournament and is in 17th place.

Julian Perico is at 3-under 141 and tied for 24th place. Wil Gibson, Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira and Christian Castillo are all tied for 27th place at 2-under 142.

As a team, the Razorbacks are in sixth place with a 16-under 704 total. Vanderbilt leads the tournament at 46-under 674, followed by Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas Tech and Mississippi State.