UA golfer wins in Alabama

Arkansas golfer Mateo Fernandez De Oliveira watches his tee shot on the fourth hole during an NCAA golf tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, in Johnson. (AP Photo/Michael Woods).

University of Arkansas golfer Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira shot a 15-under-par 198 to win the Hal Williams Collegiate on Tuesday at Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile Ala.

Fernandez de Oliveira’s 54-hole performance of 198 was his best by seven strokes and the second-best in school history behind Julian Perico’s 197 (13 under) in the 2018 Jerry Pate Intercollegiate tournament. He had a final-round 65, matching his first-round total.

Arkansas finished second with a 23-under 829 thanks to three top-15 finishers — Fernandez de Oliveira, Perico and Manuel Lozada.

Illinois won the team title with a 36-under 816. The Razorbacks finished ahead of Kansas State (839) and Southern Miss (844).

Perico tied for sixth place (7-under 206) and Lozada came in a tie for 15th place (3-under 210).

Also for the Razorbacks, Christian Castillo (2-over 215) tied for 34th place and Matthew Gribbs (4-over 217) was in a tie for 48th place.