Razorback men win NCAA track and field Mideast Regional
LOUISVILLE, Ark. (AP) - It's on to ... well, Fayetteville, actually ... for the Razorback men's track and field team. Arkansas will play host to the NCAA National Championship meet early next month, and yesterday the Razorbacks won the NCAA Mideast Regional meet at Louisville, Kentucky.
Razorback athletes claimed four individual titles. Arkansas automatically qualified seven student-athletes for the NCAA Championships yesterday, in addition to Friday's four auto qualifiers. Arkansas also has a chance to add four entries using at-large bids.
The Razorbacks topped LSU, 90-83. Kentucky finished third with 46 points.
Arkansas women add five qualifiers for national meet
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Arkansas women's track and field team have automatically qualified five student-athletes for the NCAA Championships.
At the NCAA Mideast Regional meet yesterday at Louisville, Kentucky, the Razorbacks automatically qualified two more athletes for the national meet that will be held next month at Fayetteville. Those two were in addition to Friday's three auto qualifiers. Arkansas also has a chance to add five entries using at-large bids.
In the team race, Arkansas finished seventh with 33 points. LSU won with 85.5 points. Tennessee was second with 69 points and Michigan rounded out the top three with 48 points.
Burgoon's chip shot on 18 lifts Aggies to title
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Playing a Razorback opponent in the NCAA golf championship round, Texas A&M's Bronson Burgoon hit a gap wedge from the rough to within 3 inches of the 18th hole. He won the match yesterday at Toledo, Ohio, and clinched the Aggies' first-ever NCAA Division I men's golf title.
Arkansas was also trying for its first-ever NCAA crown.
Burgoon, a senior and the team's No. 1 player, had lost the previous four holes to Arkansas' Andrew Landry before chipping from the deep rough far to the right of the 18th fairway. Landry conceded the tap-in for birdie, then missed a 35-footer that would have sent the match to extra holes. A&M won, 3-2.
John Hurley and Andrea Pavan also won their matches for the Aggies. Jamie Marshall and Jason Cuthbertson won matches for the Razorbacks.
John Daly misses cut in European Open
ASH, England (AP) - Former Razorback golfer John Daly is finding competition and golf courses in Europe are every bit as stiff as what he's accustomed to in the U.S.
Daly, playing on the European tour as he serves a six-month suspension from the PGA tour in the States, missed the cut in the European Open this weekend at Ash, England.
After the first two rounds, Daly was at 147, three strokes over par on the Heritage Course of the London Golf Club in Ash. The cut was two strokes less.
But Daly hasn't always failed to succeed in Europe. Remember that he's a former British Open champion.