Arkansas Driving Great Season Into SEC Championship

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - ‪It's been one of the best season in years for the Arkansas men's golf team. For the first time in 23 years the Hogs have had three different individual winners. ‬

‪"I don't think anybody has won individually since Sebastian [Cappelen] has been here," senior Taylor Moore said. "So, with me doing it in Houston, I feel like I kind of got these guys' confidence up in a way, and helped boost them. We're just playing a lot looser now than we were in the fall, and definitely playing more aggressive."‬

Moore was the first individual winner at the All-American Collegiate Championship in February. Following that, senior Nicolas Echavarria at the Southern Intercollegiate, and most recently sophomore Alvaro Ortiz at the Aggie Invitational on April 3rd. ‪Arkansas heads into the SEC Championship not only on the heels of that last individual win, but with top five team finishes in six out of their last eight events.‬

‪"The SEC is the best golf conference there is so, playing against top ranked college players is great," Echavarria said. "I think if we have a good week we can make something special out of this semester."‬

‪The confidence is high these guys can well play well enough not only to bring home a conference title, but bring something better back to Fayetteville.‬

‪"We've been working hard for the post-season," Ortiz said. "We have come together as a team, and Barrett [Lais] and Brad [McMakin]  have helped us get there. We've very confident we can win a national championship this year."‬