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Hogs make history in third round of SEC Championship with 12-under score

Arkansas made history Saturday in the third round of the SEC Championship, posting a 12-under 268 to record the team’s best round in the last 14 years.


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ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — Arkansas made history Saturday in the third round of the SEC Championship, posting a 12-under 268 to record the team’s best round in the last 14 years and finish play at Sea Island Golf Club.

Not only did the Razorbacks rewrite their own record book with the best round in 14 years, but Arkansas also recorded the third best single-round score in the 53-year history of the SEC Championship. The Saturday 12-under 268 was three shots better than Vanderbilt for the best round of the day.

“I’m really proud of our guys for bouncing back with a great round today,” said head coach Brad McMakin. “We came out firing right out of the gates and played one of the best rounds in recent history. Hopefully we can carry this momentum into NCAA Regionals.”

Freshman Mason Overstreet played well beyond his years with a final round 4-under 66 to post his best round of the season and finish T-13th overall at even par for the championship. He made the turn and rolled in three consecutive birdies before closing the round with six straight pars.

Junior Alvaro Ortiz got things going early when he birdied five of the first seven holes and finished the day with a 5-under 65 and his best round of the year to finish T-43rd at 8-over.

Freshman Luis Garza signed for the only flawless card of the day with three birdies on the front side and two more on the back nine to finish with a bogey-free 5-under 65. He recorded a T-41st finish in his first SEC Championship.

Sophomore Charles Kim bogeyed his first hole of the day, but went on to shoot 1-under over the next 15 holes and finished with a 2-over 72 to finish T-53rd overall. Dylan Naidoo rounded out the team with a 9-over 79 to finish alone in 68th place.

Arkansas finished the tournament in 12th place at 19-over and missed the cut to match play by seven strokes.

The Razorbacks will learn their NCAA Regional destination Thursday, May 4 when the field is announced at noon CT on the Golf Channel.

For more information on Arkansas men’s golf, follow @RazorbackMGolf on Twitter.

Razorback Lineup Day 2 Results

T13. Mason Overstreet — 74-70-66-210 (E)
T41. Luis Garza — 80-72-65 — 217 (+7)
T43. Alvaro Ortiz — 75-78-65 — 218 (+8)
T53. Charles Kim — 72-77-72 — 221 (+11)
68. Dylan Naidoo — 78-73-79 — 230 (+20)

SEC Championship Day 2 Team Results

1. No. 4 Vanderbilt — 276-281-272 – 829 (-11)
2. No. 14 Texas A&M — 273-282-280 – 835 (-5)
3. No. 7 LSU — 278-284-275 – 837 (-3)
4. No. 6 Florida — 269-289-280 – 838 (-2)
5. No. 32 South Carolina — 283-286-289 – 845 (+9)
6. No. 37 Alabama — 275-288-288 – 847 (+11)
T7. No. 23 Ole Miss — 282-290-280 – 852 (+12)
T7. No. 26 Missouri — 284-279-289 – 852 (+12)
T9. No. 24 Georgia — 291-289-276 – 856 (+16)
T9. No. 20 Auburn — 278-287-291 – 856 (+16)
11. No. 39 Kentucky — 292-289-276 – 857 (+17)
12. No. 29 Arkansas — 299-292-268 – 859 (+19)
13. Tennessee — 301-294-279 – 874 (+34)
14. Mississippi State — 298-298-281 – 877 (+37)

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