The Arkansas men’s golf team tied for sixth at the Legends Collegiate Invitational with the help of a junior who ushered the team to victory by one stroke.
Arkansas junior Julian Perico edged his second career win in the tournament at Vanderbilt in Franklin, Tennessee, from Oct. 25-Oct. 27.
Perico won the tournament by one stroke (-14) over Vanderbilt’s John Augenstein (-13), eagling on the 18th hole to grab the title.
Perico became the 20th Razorback under head coach Brad McMakin to win an individual title and the 13th with multiple wins.
“I am very proud of Julian,” McMakin said after the tournament. “He was in control of his game and emotions this week. All wins are huge. Then considering this field, I can’t express how impressive it is for any golfer to get a win.”
The Vanderbilt Commodores won the entire event with a total of 813, or -39. The Commodores were in first place for all three days of the invitational.
The Arkansas Razorbacks settled for a tie with the LSU Tigers in sixth place with a total of 831, or -21.
Razorback junior Segundo Oliva Pinto finished in a four-way tie for 27th with a score of -4 and finished under par on the last day. He led the Hogs with 16 birdies for the event.
Graduate senior Mason Overstreet put up good numbers in the final round. He had a 4-under-par round of 67 and climbed 18 spots up the leaderboard to tie for 37th with a score of -1. Overstreet had two birdies on his first two holes. He played his final 11 holes bogey-free with five birdies.
Freshman Denver Davis made his collegiate debut and settled for a tie in 46th place. He posted a 54-hole score of +1. He was 3-over after his first 13 holes, but posted three birdies on holes 14, 17 and 18 for a round of 71. His performance helped the Razorbacks go from eighth place to a tie for sixth.
The Arkansas Razorback men’s golf team will prepare for its last tournament of the season at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at the Old Overton Club in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. The two-day tournament will take place Monday, Nov. 9 and Tuesday, Nov. 10.