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.
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.
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