Like Going Home
This week’s trip to Athens, Ga., is like going home for Arkansas head coach Shuana Estes-Taylor, a 2000 graduate of the University of Georgia. Estes-Taylor is making her second trip to her alma mater as the head coach of the Razorbacks. Estes-Taylor won the event as a player in 1997 and 1999.
37th Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic
This year’s event is scheduled to have the University Course play 6,335 yards and is a par 72 course. There are 18 teams in the field plus six individuals . Purdue’s Christina Boeljon and Maria Hernandez were co-medalists last year with the host Bulldogs winning the team title.
Making the trip
Arkansas has been pretty steady in the traveling five and does not change this week. The Razorbacks travel lone senior Lucy Nunn, juniors Kristin Ingram and Alex Schulte, sophomore Kelli Shean and freshman Katy Nugent. Tiffany Phelps will make the trip to Athens as an individual competitor this week as well.
This year’s field
This week’s field includes eight teams from the Southeastern Conference. The balance of the field is primarily teams from the East Regional. This year’s field includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Coastal Carolina, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, Kent State, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Virginia, Wake Forest.
Arkansas at the Liz
Arkansas has competed in the Liz Murphey every season since adding women’s golf in 1995-96. It is the only event other than the SEC Championship that the Razorbacks have competed in in all 13 years Arkansas has had a team. The Razorbacks best finish was a third-place showing in 2007 when the team posted their best score of 897 at the event.
There is no rest for the weary and Arkansas won’t get a break either. The Razorbacks hit the road for the Bryan National Collegiate April 3-5.