Heading into the final third of the second round, they are 14 strokes out of 5th place, which is where they need to finish to advance to the NCAA Championship in a couple of weeks. Not surprisingly, host LSU is leading.
What is disappointing is that Arkansas has experience on this course, having been at a tournament hosted by LSU earlier this season.
They still have time to make up the gap, but they need to finish well today and have a very good third round tomorrow.
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They are going to be well back on Wednesday for the final round. I would think they’d have to hit on all four cylinders to have any shot, and hope for some collapses. They have a shot at being seventh, but the gap back of fifth is going to be significant. Team golf is a highly volatile setting in stroke play. It’s still possible for the Hogs to finish fifth, but I would think it’s a long shot.
It doesn’t look like the Hogs are going to advance in the final round of the Baton Rouge golf regional, but they did play better in the last round. Specifically, Mason Overstreet went low. The freshman from Kingfisher, Okla., made six birdies and shot a 5-under 67 to help the Hogs knock eight shots off their score of Tuesday. He shot a 4-under 32 on the back nine today. They probably needed that from about three others to have had a chance. The leaders are about done and none are going to fall below the 5-team cut line. So it looks like the Hogs will finish eighth and won’t advance.