Razorback’s T14th after Day 1 at NCAA

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira and Segundo Oliva Pinto each shot a 1-over-par 71 and the #14 Razorbacks are in 14th place after carding a 14-over 294 to play at the 2022 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, in the to finish 14th on Garyhawk Golf Club’s Raptor Course (par 70, 7,289 yards).

Arkansas played the afternoon wave with tee times after 1:20 p.m. and started on hole 10. Of the top 15 teams, only Texas (11th), Georgia (11th) and Arkansas had tee times after 12:25 p.m.

“I thought we did a great job,” said head coach Brad McMakin. “It was really tough this afternoon. The greens were really tight. We got off to a slow start but they persevered. Mateo and Segundo’s last 71 laps were fantastic. It was a great team effort. Now we have to take advantage by playing the morning wave tomorrow.”

Vanderbilt leads after 18 holes with a 2-over-par 282, followed by Oregon and Auburn at +5 and Kansas and Arizona at +6.

Both Fernandez de Oliveira and Oliva Pinto had two birdies and three bogeys for their 71 to share 16th place. Fernandez de Oliveira had one of four birdies that day at 18 to make the even par turn and after bogeys on his 10th and 15th holes he birdied his 17th hole – the eighth par 3.

Oliva Pinto reeled off par nine to start the day and then opened his back nine with two bogeys. However, he did post consecutive birdies on his 13th and 14th holes. He dropped a shot on his 16th hole, the seventh par 4 which was played as the second hardest hole of the first day.

Julian Perico had a similar inner nine to Oliva Pinto. Perico had bogeys on two of his first three holes after the turn. Then, like Oliva Pinto, he had birdies on his 13th and 14th holes of the day. And like Oliva Pinto, he had a bogey on his 16th hole, the seventh par 4. Perico struggled for 74 after an unfortunate triple bogey on hole 15. He is ranked 62nd.

Luke Long is 131st (78) and Wil Gibson, who fucked his last two holes, is 143rd (79).

Arkansas will again pair with Georgia and Wake Forest for the second round on Saturday. The team starts at 10:00 (CT) in front of hole #1.

OPENING ROUND NOTES:

  • Arkansas played the par 3s evenly, third best in the field.
  • Arkansas’ par 59 was sixth best in the field.
  • Fernandez de Oliveira had one of the four birdies on the 18th hole. It was the Razorbacks’ only birdie of their first nine holes.
  • The 18th hole was the third toughest hole, playing +0.55 over par, and Arkansas played that hole 1 under thanks to Fernandez de Oliveira’s birdie and four pars. The 13th hole was played as the fifth hardest hole (+0.31) and Arkansas’ four scoring scorers each had pars on the hole.

2022 NCAA Championship
Results up to Rd1
Grayhawk Golf Club – Raptor Course || Scottsdale, Ariz.
Par: 70 || Meter: 7,289

team score:
1 #3 Vanderbilt 282 +2
T2 #27 Oregon 285 +5
T2 #17 Maroon 285 +5
T4 No. 25 Kansas 286 +6
T4 #26 Arizona 286 +6
6 #1 Oklahoma 287 +7
7 No. 5 North Carolina 288 +8
8 No. 2 State of Oklahoma 289 +9
T9 #4 State of Arizona 290 +10
T9 #38 Freedom 290 +10
T11 #18 State of Florida 291 +11
T11 #7 Texas 291 +11
T11 #15 Georgia 291 +11
T14 #6 Pepperdine 294 +14
T14 #14 Arkansas 294 +14
T16 #41 Brigham Young 295 +15
T16 #13 Stanford 295 +15
T16 #44 Georgia Southern 295 +15
T19 #23 Ole Miss 297 +17
T19 #8 Texas Tech 297 +17
T19 #30 East Tennessee St. 297 +17
T19 #47 Utah 297 +17
23 #11 Georgia Tech 298 +18
T24 #12 Texas A&M 300 +20
T24 #32 Ohio State 300 +20
T24 #10 Florida 300 +20
T27 #31 South Florida 303 +23
T27 #16 Wachwald 303 +23
29 #49 College of Charleston 305 +25
30 #33 North Florida 306 +26

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