AUSTIN, Texas – Arkansas shot a second-round score of 291 and stands in fifth place with a two-day total of 573 at the NCAA Austin Regional. Three Razorbacks – Julian Perico, Mason Overstreet and William Buhl – are among the individual top 21.
Arkansas, one stroke behind fourth and five strokes from second, dropped one spot to fifth but have a five-stroke lead over sixth-place Southern Cal (578) with 18 holes remaining on Wednesday. The top five teams after Wednesday’s final round will advance to the NCAA Championship, hosted by Arkansas at Blessings Golf Club.
NCAA Austin Regional host Texas leads the field with a total of 552, followed by Pepperdine (568), Clemson (568) and TCU (572).
Perico continues to lead the Razorbacks. The freshman is -3 for the Regional (67-72=139), in sixth place and one stroke out of a five-way tie for first. Perico was 2-under-par and leading through 12 holes before settling for a 1-over-par 72.
Overstreet climbed 20 spots into a tie for 15th, shooting a 2-under 69 Tuesday and posting a 36-hole score of 143. Only three golfers had a better round on Tuesday as leader Steven Chervony was -5 and two others were -3. Overstreet raced out to a birdie three of his first eight holes before dropping a shot on his ninth hole. He offset two bogeys with two birdies on his back nine to shoot his 69.
Buhl turned in a round of 73 Tuesday and is tied for 21sth (144). He carded 16 pars and two birdies. Buhl is second in the field with 28 pars through 36 holes. Leading the field in pars is teammate Tyson Reeder. The junior has 30 through 36 holes, getting 17 in round one and 13 today. Reeder is tied for 33rd after rounds of 70-77 for a total of 147. Luis Garza is tied for 51st with a score of 152 (74-78).
The University of Arkansas and Blessings Golf Club are the proud hosts of the 2019 NCAA Women’s and Men’s National Championships. The women’s event begins May 17 and is immediately followed by the men’s championship beginning May 24. For more information or to volunteer for the event, log on to www.NCAAGolf19.com.