Razorbacks seeking consistency


Photographs by Arkansas Athletic Communications

Arkansas coach Brad McMakin, left, talks with Charles Kim during the second round of the NCAA Championships on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.

Arkansas made a run to the 2009 NCAA men's golf finals in the first year of the match-play format, and Coach Brad McMakin is hoping the Razorbacks can equal that performance this weekend.

At a glance

SEC men’s Golf Championships

When Today-Monday

Where Sea Island Golf Club, St. Simon Island, Ga.

Course Par 70, 6,898 yards

Arkansas Lineup (stroke average) Alvaro Ortiz (71.6), Luis Garza (71.8), Dylan Naidoo (73.4), Mason Overstreet (73.7), Charles Kim (73.4)

Team rankings (Golfweek top 25) No. 3 Vanderbilt, No. 4 LSU, No. 6 Florida, No. 17 Texas A&M, No. 20 Auburn, No. 21 Ole Miss, No. 25 Georgia

Noteworthy Arkansas is the only team without a golfer ranked in the top 30 of the SEC rankings. Ortiz is No. 33 with his 71.6 stroke average. … Eight SEC teams won at least two tournaments this season, led by Florida (5), LSU (5), Auburn (4) and Ole Miss (4). Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee and Vanderbilt won twice each. Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State and Texas A&M are the only SEC schools without a tournament victory this season. … The top five individuals in the SEC are Ole Miss’ Braden Thornberry (69.75 average), LSU’s Sam Burns (69.76), Vandy’s Matthias Schwab (69.79), Vandy’s Patrick Martin (70.2) and Georgia’s Greyson Sigg (70.42).

— Tom Murphy

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