FAYETTEVILLE – The No. 8/7 University of Arkansas women’s golf team headlines the field of 13 teams at this week’s 2013 Westbrook Spring Invitational in Peoria, Ariz.
The Razorbacks moved from No. 12 to No. 8 in this week’s Golfstat.com
rankings and the Razorbacks are No. 7 in the Golfweek.com
Arkansas opened the fall at No. 23 and fell to No. 30 by the second tournament. The Razorbacks rebounded with a third place showing at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational wrapping up the fall at No. 12 in the Golfstat.com poll. The Razorbacks opened the spring with a runner-up finish in Puerto Rico posting their fourth consecutive top five tournament finish this year. Junior Emily Tubert
won the event shooting 213 for the three rounds.
“It was awesome to come out of the gates strong and see our team put ourselves in a position to win,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor
said. “It was great to blow of the competition rust and get an event under our belts.”
The Razorbacks try their hand at a new event this week at the Westbrook Village Golf Club in Arizona in an event hosted by the University of Wisconsin. The two-day, 54-hole event takes place on a par 72, 6,269-yard course with two rounds on Sunday and the final round Monday.
This year’s field includes No. 9 Washington, No. 14 Texas Tech, No. 44 Wisconsin, No. 51 Indiana, No. 65 Mississippi State, No. 73 Washington State, No. 75 Kansas State, No. 85 Iowa, No. 95 Eastern Michigan, No. 117 Illinois, No. 127 Colorado State and No. 138 Nebraska.
“We are looking forward to heading to Arizona this week,” Estes-Taylor said. “Mike (Adams) and I have done a lot of research on the course and try to set our practices to prepare for it. I’m excited for us to get back out there and test the tweaks that we’ve made.
“We are focused on our daily goals,” Estes-Taylor said. “If we do that, we will be playing our best golf at the end of the season.”