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Ingram leads Razorback women’s golf

Ingram leads Razorback women’s golf

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PALO ALTO, Calif. – The 24th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team struggled in second round action at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., Saturday. Junior Kristin Ingram shot up the standings and is tied for sixth overall with back-to-back rounds of 70 for a two-under 140 on the par 71, 6,092-yard Stanford Golf Course. “Kristin played so well again today,” said Arkansas head coach Shuana Estes-Taylor. “It’s been really fun to watch her play this weekend. “We struggled a bit as a team today,” Estes-Taylor continued, “especially on the greens. We’re going to clean that up tomorrow and try and move up in the standings.” The Razorbacks counted a 299 Saturday and slipped in the standings to 10th in the 16-team field with a 581 (282-299). Arkansas is 19 strokes behind day-two leader and top-ranked UCLA who was one-over Saturday and is six-under for the weekend. In addition to Ingram’s solid rounds, Arkansas sophomore Kelli Shean is near the top of the standings. The Cape Town, South Africa, native is tied for 30th overall at 145 with rounds of 71-74. Teammate junior Alex Schutle is tied for 46th with a 147 (71-76), followed by senior Lucy Nunn who is tied for 59th with a 169 (70-79). Freshman Katy Nugent is tied for 84th overall with 160 (76-84). Three teams are under par for the tournament. In addition to UCLA, second-ranked Southern California is three-under at 565 and No. 5 Oklahoma State is third with a one-under 567. The rest of the top 10 includes Arizona and host Stanford tied for fourth with 571, No. 6 Vanderbilt is sixth with 574, No. 9 Duke and No. 15 California are tied for seventh with 576 and No. 17 Pepperdine is just ahead of Arkansas in ninth place with 577. “We still have some work to do out there and we’re going to find our energy and go out and attack this golf course and try to make a move Sunday,” said Estes-Taylor. Play concludes Sunday in the final fall event for the Razorbacks.

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