The Golf Hogs got off to a hot start on the opening day of the NCAA Championship, but day two was much more of a battle.
Arkansas finished 20 over par, bringing their 36-hole score to 582 (+22). After making 20 birdies during the first round, the Hogs only finished four in round 2.
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The Hogs dropped to 20th after the second round, but it was a tough day for everyone at the Raptor course at Grayhawk golf course. Illinois (-7) and Florida (-2) were the only teams to undershoot on Saturday, rising in the standings, Illinois moving eight spots to become the new number one and Florida sitting in fifth.
Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira, who contributed two of the team’s four birdies, currently shares 13th position after scoring 74 in the second round, resulting in a total of 140 (+4) for the 36-hole game.
This clearly wasn’t the result we wanted,” head coach Brad McMakin said. outcome I’m proud of the guys and how they kept fighting. We know what to expect tomorrow and we’ll be ready. The first goal for all 30 teams is to get to the top 15 after the third round and have that goal we are still in our sights.”
Arkansas will play the third round on Sunday (May 28) with Oklahoma and Ohio State with tee times starting at 1:42 p.m. (CT) from hole 10.