FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas women’s golf team is ranked 13th in the Oct. 3 edition of the Golf World/National Golf Coaches Association Coaches’ Poll it was announced today. The Razorbacks have competed in just one event this year, facing one of the toughest fields at the Mason Rudolph NCAA Fall Preview in Franklin, Tenn., last week. Arkansas returns to the links Oct. 7-9 at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational as the four-event fall schedule continues. “Being ranked 13th in the coaches poll is nice,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “This is a vote by my peers of what they think not only of this year’s team but of our program as a whole. It is a testament of the hard work put in by players and coaches in the past as well as a nod to what our potential is for this season. As a team, we look at rankings as an opportunity to exceed the expectations that others put on us and reach the lofty goals we set for ourselves.” Arkansas’ top three is a solid corps of veteran players led by All-American sophomore Emily Tubert. Sophomore Emma Lavy and junior Victoria Vela were regulars in the travel lineup last year as well and have the experience to lead the Razorbacks again this year. The Razorbacks’ youth is evident in its four and five spots in the lineup but Estes-Taylor has several options for those positions. Junior Meagan Roberts and sophomore transfer Emily Podzielinski filled those roles in the first event of the year but redshirt sophomore Rachel Carpenter and freshmen Hally Leadbetter and Audrey Monssoh will also challenge for playing time.
Golf World/NGCA Coaches’ Poll October 3, 2011 Issue
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Also receiving votes: Washington, 58; Oklahoma, 56; S. Carolina, 44; Pepperdine, 39; Ohio State, 34; Kentucky, 30; Notre Dame, 30; Furman, 24; Colorado, 20; Northwestern, 20; Tulane, 18; Florida State, 16; Iowa State, 14; Illinois, 11; East Carolina, 9; TCU, 4; Tulsa, 4; New Mexico, 3; Oregon, 3; Coastal Carolina, 2.