Arkansas travels to the program’s 13th Southeastern Conference Championship since adding women’s golf for the 1995-96 season.
The Lady Razorbacks will send senior Stacy Lewis, junior Lucy Nunn, sophomores Kristin Ingram and Alex Schulte and freshman Kelli Shean to this year’s championship.
About the SEC Championship
This year’s event returns to East Tennessee for the first time since 1996 and this is only the second time the Lady Vols have hosted.
Last year’s SEC Championship
Arkansas battled a strange set of circumstances at last year’s SEC Championship. Stacy Lewis opened play with a 73 on the first day but aggravated a long-time back injury and was unable to play the second and third rounds. Her teammates played well in the second round but scores slipped a bit on the final day and Arkansas finished ninth overall with a 906. Then-freshman Alex Schulte led the Lady Razorbacks with what would be her career-best carding a 222 (74-72-76) and finished tied for 14th overall.
About the Course
The SEC Championship takes place in Loudon, Tenn., at Tennessee National. Greg Norman designed the course which opened Sept. 8, 2006. It will play to a par 72 and is 6,310 yards in length.
Who is in the field?
All 12 Southeastern Conference members participate in the Championship. They are Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Who is the team to beat?
Well, that depends on who you ask. There are three collegiate women’s golf polls and all are different. Florida is the top-ranked SEC team in all three polls this week. The Gators are ranked fifth in all three lists. Georgia is seventh in the Golfweek poll followed by No. 9 Auburn, No. 10 Alabama, No. 12 Arkansas and No. 17 Tennessee all in the top 20. Here’s how the teams look in each poll.