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Ingram leads Razorbacks at SECs

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Ingram leads Razorbacks at SECs

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BLYTHEVILLE, S.C. – University of Arkansas junior Kristin Ingram posted a career-best tie for fourth place leading the Razorbacks to a tie for second at the 2009 Southeastern Conference Women’s Golf Championships in Blytheville, S.C., Sunday. Ingram moved from sixth to a tie for fourth after shooting one of Arkansas’ three rounds of 73 in the final round. She finished the tournament with a 216 (73-70-73) moving up on all three days. Ingram’s solid showing paced the 17th-ranked Razorbacks to a tie for second overall. Arkansas counted a final round 296 for 878 (295-287-296) tying No. 6 Alabama (300-291-287=878) for second place. Seventh-ranked Auburn edged the Razorbacks in the final round winning the title with an 870 (289-296-285). Arkansas has posted back-to-back second-place finishes at the SEC Championships after shooting 891 at Tennessee National last year. “On one hand we’re disappointed that we didn’t win the tournament,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor, “but we’re also pleased with our overall performance and our runner-up finish. “Kristin was amazing,” Estes-Taylor continued. “She played solid golf all weekend and really turned in on in the final round. Lucy (Nunn) also had a great week. She was in contention and put herself in a position to win the tournament from the first round.” Nunn finished tied for sixth overall with a 217 (70-70-77). “I had that the team put in all that hard work since August and didn’t come home with the trophy,” said Estes-Taylor. “But we gave it everything we had and I’m really proud of the effort this week.” Junior Alex Schulte and sophomore Kelli Shean both had final round 73s for Arkansas. Schulte finished tied for 17th overall with a 221 (76-72-73), while Shean was tied for 26th with a 224 (76-75-73). Freshman Katy Nugent rounded out the Arkansas scores with a 237 (78-80-79) to tie for 51st overall. Auburn came from behind to win the event followed by Arkansas and Alabama in a tie for second. Number 29 Tennessee with third with 886 as No. 8 LSU posted an 886, No. 14 Georgia scored 887 and No. 38 Ole Miss had 890. The rest of the field included No. 28 Florida with 895, No. 40 South Carolina with 897, No. 18 Vanderbilt with 915, No. 41 Kentucky at 918 and Mississippi State with 930. The Razorbacks return home awaiting word of their regional bid next week. For more information about Arkansas women’s golf, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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