FAYETTEVILLE – The University of Arkansas women’s golf team played to a program-best tie for fifth place at the 2011 NCAA Championship in Bryan, Texas, Saturday.
Senior Kelli Shean played to a runner-up finish, the second-highest finish by a Razorback and honors just kept on coming.
Freshman Emily Tubert was named to the National Golf Coaches Association All-Central Region team for her outstanding performance at the South Bend, Ind., event.
Tubert’s season was record-setting at Arkansas and she was rewarded with NGCA First-Team All-America honors after leading the Razorbacks (prior to the NCAA Championship) with a 72.00 stroke average and a 0.27 average against par.
Shean earned her second All-America honor this week as well with honorable mention kudos. She averaged 73.61 heading into the final event with a pair of runner-up finishes.
NOTES FROM THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP
-Tie for fifth is the best Razorback team finish ever
-Kelli Shean’s runner-up finish is the second-best in program history. Second to Stacy Lewis’ National Championship in 2007.
-Arkansas’ final round 293 ties the lowest round at the NCAA Championship in program history
-Arkansas’ final score 1190 is the best team score at the NCAA Championship in program history
-Kelli Shean’s final round 68 is the second-best individual round at the NCAA Championship in program history
-Freshman Emily Tubert tied for 19th and that is the best finish ever by a Razorback freshman at the NCAA Championship in program history
-Arkansas’ second and third round 296’s are tied for fourth-best round for the Razorbacks at the NCAA Championship
-Emily Tubert’s tie for 19th is fifth-best Razorback finish at the NCAA Championship in program history
-Kelli Shean had 19 birdies for the tournament tying winner Austin Ernst of LSU for most birdies in the tournament
-Head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor has made two NCAA Championship appearances with the Razorbacks, 2008 and 2011