SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Julian Perico climbed 12 spots into a tie for ninth and Arkansas improved one position into a tie for seventh after 36 holes (302-296 — 598) at the Cabo Collegiate on Tuesday, played at TPC San Antonio’s Oaks Course (par 72, 7.034 yards).
The Razorbacks, ranked 31st, are tied with No. 27 Baylor and No. 8 Oklahoma State and the three lead No. 21 Texas Tech (601), No. 23 Houston (606) and No. 1 Arizona (10).
Oklahoma, ranked seventh nationally, kept the lead through round two with a two-day score of 287-295 — 582.
Fourth-ranked Florida State is three shots behind the Sooners at 585. Rounding out the top six are No. 15 Texas A&M (586), No. 3 Arizona State (592), UTSA (595) and No. 10 Texas (596).
Once again, only four players are at par or better after two rounds. Vincent Norman (Florida State) posted the team round of the day — a 4-under 68 — and leads a trio of golfers in second by three strokes.
Garrett Reband (Oklahoma), Sam Bennett (Texas A&M) and Pierceson Coody (Texas) are all tied for second at even par (144).
The winner of this year’s event will earn an exemption to play on the PGA Tour’s Valero Texas Open on the same course at the end of the month.
For Arkansas, Julian Perico, ranked 20th in the nation, shot 12 spots up the leaderboard after a second-round, 2-under-par 70
The junior has a 36-hole score of 2-over-par 146 (76-70) and is tied for ninth, five strokes off the lead.
On Tuesday, Perico, who started on hole #10, was even at the turn with a bogey on his third hole and a birdie on his eighth. He had two bogeys and two birdies on his back nine but holed out from 80 yards on the 315-yard, par-4 5th hole for his fifth eagle for his 2-under 70.
It was his fifth eagle of the year and the 14th of his career, including a double eagle in last year’s Cabo Collegiate.
Tyson Reeder reeled off 16 pars with three bogeys to card a 3-over-par 75. He sits in a tie for 19th with a 36-hole total of 148 (73-75).
Mason Overstreet cut one stroke off his opening-round total and is one shot behind Reeder. Overstreet shot a 2-over 74 and is tied for 23rd at 75-74 — 149.
Rounding out the Razorback group is Segundo Oliva Pinto (78-77=155/T55), William Buhl (82-77 — 159/T74) and, playing as an individual, Manuel Lozada (86-76=162/T81).
The third and final round of the Cabo Collegiate is set for Wednesday.
Information from Arkansas Communications is included in this story.