After building from the fall season featuring five different events, the Razorback golf team is looking to build as they prepare for the Southeastern Conference Championships this April.

The fall season was highlighted by a victory at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate.

Arkansas was also able to get a top-five finish in the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational this fall.

The Razorbacks pulled away on the second and final round to beat Purdue and 12 other schools by five strokes.

Currently, the Hogs are ranked 23rd in the country in the Golf World Coaches poll.

In front of the Razorbacks are SEC rivals Alabama, Georgia, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

South Carolina rounds out the ranked SEC teams at No. 25.

During the fall season, the Razorbacks found themselves ranked as high as seventh before falling to their current position.

The Hogs were led this fall by their two Danish golfers, senior Sebastian Cappelen and junior Thomas Sorensen.

Cappelen enters his senior year as the program’s all-time leader in stroke average, and holds four of the program’s 15 lowest rounds.

He is a two-time first team All-SEC performer and was last season’s SEC Individual Champion.

Cappelen has three tournament wins as a Razorback and has put in 35 rounds under par.

Through the fall season, Cappelen had an average of 71.5 strokes and has two top-10 finishes.

Sorensen isn’t as decorated as his Danish teammate, but in 2013, he represented Denmark in the European Amateur Team Championships at Silkeborg Golf Club in Denmark

He competed in all eight events in the spring, and finished with a 73.6 stroke average over 29 rounds.

This fall he had the second best scoring average in four tournaments, scoring 72.7 per round.

The Hogs can also look to sophomore Taylor Moore, who won the Inaugural Saguaro Amateur Tournament earlier this year.

Moore went into the final round holding a four-stroke lead and was able to hold off over 100 other golfers for the win.

Starting this weekend, the Razorbacks will have five regular season events before the SEC Championships at Seaside Golf Course.

The Razorbacks start their season this spring with two rounds at the Gator Invitational at Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla.

The only 54-hole event the Hogs will compete in before the SEC Championships will be theQuerencia Cabo Collegiate Invitational this March.

All other events for the Razorbacks this spring will be 36-hole tournaments.


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