Cappelen ninth, but Hogs don’t advance


HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Arkansas lowered its round score for the second straight day at the NCAA men’s golf championship tournament, but it’s not enough for the Razorbacks to advance to team match play, which determines the national champion.

Arkansas shot a 1-under 279 in the third round, which was completed Monday after weather halted play Sunday. That gave the Hogs a three-day score of 17-over 857, tying them with Kentucky for 18th place. Arkansas started the tournament with a 292 and followed with a 286.

Only the top eight teams — Stanford (13-under 827), Alabama and LSU (4-under), Oklahoma State (even), Georgia Tech (1-over), UCLA (4-over), SMU and Illinois (5-over) — advance to match play.

Sebastian Cappelen’s collegiate career ended on a high note, however. The Arkansas senior finished in a six-way tie for ninth at 3-under 207, closing with a 68 Monday. Cappelen also shot 68 in round 1 and 71 in round 2.

But Arkansas didn’t place another golfer in the top 60. Kolton Crawford finished with a 215 for 69th, Taylor Moore shot 217 for 82nd, Nicolas Echevarria shot 218 for 89th and Blake Biddle carded 228 for 141st.