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Arkansas Men's Golf Team Makes First Cut at NCAA Championships

The Hogs aren't done competing for a national title this year.

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Most of the golf talk on this site involves Stacy Lewis or John Daly, but right now it's the current Razorback golf team doing something pretty cool.

Arkansas earned a bid to the NCAA National Championships this year at the Eugene Country Club in Oregon, and they're doing very well so far. There are 30 teams invited to the Championships and the Hogs came in ranked 21st, but were tied for the overall lead after the 1st Round and made the first cut after landing in 6th place after three rounds.

The top 15 teams made the first cut to keep playing on Monday, and then the top 8 teams earn a spot in the match play portion of the tournament. Arkansas currently has a 4-stroke lead over Oklahoma State and Illinois, who are both tied for 9th place.

So if you're looking for something to do on Monday, the Golf Channel is televising the rest of the Championship beginning Monday evening (it won't be live, but still).

Just so you know, each team has five members, and the low four scores are the ones counted toward the team's score. The Razorbacks posted solid scores of +2 and +4 in the first two rounds so they were able to weather a +9 on Sunday.

Arkansas has a pretty good men's golf program. This is their fifth NCAA Championship appearance in the last eight years and finished as high as 2nd overall (in 2009, coming within a wedge chip-in from Texas A&M of likely winning the whole thing). This is Arkansas' 21st appearance in the Championship.

Here's a nice article on the program from Golfweek.com.

If nothing else, you might remember the team from this re-enactment of the 4th-and-25 play from last fall: