Razorback Men's Golf-Austin Regional *FINAL RD UPDATE

Hogs off to a hot start this morning. Currently leading at -8, Julian Perico is scorching, -5 thru 6 with two eagles.

Shorthorns are at -1…Hogs need to finish in the top 6 of the 14 teams to advance to the NCAA Championship at The Blessings.

Obviously, get there and anything can happen as there are very few players outside of our team will have ever seen the course.

Hogs faded a bit on the back but are still in good position, finishing the day at -2. Texas and Pepperdine got hot on the back and both surged to -6.

Pepperdine -6
Texas -6
TCU -4
Arkansas -2
Clemson -1
Marquette +5
USC +6

Individual Hogs:
Julian Perico -4 (67) T2
Tyson Reeder -1 (70) T9
William Buhl E (71) T13
Luis Garza +3 (74) T38
Mason Overstreet +3 (74) T38

Link to full field results for the Regional:

http://results.golfstat.com/public/lead … &tid=17172

In good position, but far from safe. Need two more days like today.

Was thinking that Overstreet was going to be the bell cow, but this season not so much. I know the game of golf has it peaks and valleys, for some of us our valleys are Grand Canyon like, but it interesting how someone can be NCAA Individual runner up and then not even be the medalist on their own team. Next year, he may blow the doors off, but this year has been surprising.

Agree. But if they can hold it together and get back to The Blessings for the NCAAT, he (and his teammates) will have a chance to make some big noise at the most important of times. Having knowledge of a course as difficult as this one is a huge advantage.

But first, they need to take care of business in Austin. How many times over the decades have Razorback teams in all sports said the same thing?

Mason has not putted as well this year as his first two years in college. His putting two years ago was unbelievable, but it’s not been near that good last year and slipped a little more this year. He’s just a good to average putter now. He was one of the two or three best in college golf as a true freshman. He’s still long off the tee and hits it well tee to green, but he’s not making as many birdies as he did two years ago or early last year.

Can Wizard’s link be put at the top of the page?

Done. Same site will be the source for NCAA scores when they’re playing at The Blessings later in the month.

Only top 5 advance in men’s golf

Correct. Women had four regionals advancing six teams, men have six regionals advancing five teams. Format at NCAA is otherwise the same: Three rounds of match play to get down to final 8, then single-elimination match play.

Correct, my mistake.

Early round 2 update:

Almost thru their first nine, the Hogs are playing well, -3 for the day. They’ve jumped Pepperdine and TCU who are +3 and +11 respectively for the day. TCU has really fallen back, while USC (the #2 team in the regional) has surged. The top 5 teams have somewhat separated from the pack. Hogs are 11 shots clear of the cut line at the moment.

Texas -11
Arkansas -5
Pepperdine -3
Clemson -1
TCU +7

Mason Overstreet is -3 on the day and Perico is -1 this morning and leading the individual at -5 for the tournament.

It’s not that we’re playing all that well, +1 for the round. But others have played worse. Still in fourth place, but now with a six-shot cushion over sixth place Iowa (top five qualify for The Blessings).

Julian Perico is leading the individual standings at -6, two under today. Mason Overstreet is also -2 today. But at the moment we’re having to count a +5 because we have two of them.

Why is getting to play on our home course important? Host Texass is 14 under today and is running away with the regional. Local knowledge is important.

Again the scoring link is pinned at the top of the board.

We’re leaking oil trying to get into the garage. At this point, our cushion is down to 6 as I type this, and we’re at +5 today. Not closing well.

At least, we should be in the top 5 headed into tomorrow. But a very talented Southern California team is not far behind, and we have to be prepared for them to make a charge with their backs against the wall tomorrow.

Can’t let up an ounce or lose focus for a single swing! In team golf, 5 or 6 strokes can be lost or gained on an opposing team in less than two complete holes.

Post 2nd round update:

Hogs bled away 6 shots over their last 4 holes and fell back into 5th place, 4 shots clear of the cut line. Texas in now running away with the regional and will easily advance, looks like 6 teams for 4 spots after that. Scoring conditions were tough, home course advantage was very evident with Texas shooting the best score of the day by a whopping 10 shots.

Team Standings:
Texas -16
Pepperdine E
Clemson E
TCU +4
Arkansas +5
USC +10
Iowa +14

Have a feeling that it will come down to the wire tomorrow.

Mason Overstreet 74-69 T15
Julian Perico 67-72 6th
Tyson Reeder 70-77 T34
Luis Garza 74-78 T51
William Buhl 71-73 T20

Broomheads have to make up six shots on us, Iowa needs 10. A lot can happen in 18 holes with five people playing but it’s not a bad situation. We can also catch Clemson or TCU with a good day and add some more cushion.


Suggest you mere these two golf threads; we don’t need two about the same subject.