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Lady’Back golf in seventh at Liz Murphey

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Back golf in seventh at Liz Murphey

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FAYETTEVILLE – Sophomore Krsitin Ingram carded a first round 74 leading the sixth-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team to seventh place at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., Friday.

Arkansas has had a busy week first competing at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic in Austin, Texas, through Tuesday before making their way to Athens this weekend.

As a team, the Lady Razorbacks counted a 17-over 305. The Lady Razorbacks are just eight strokes behind first-round leader No. 26 LSU who opened with a 297.

“This golf course is tricky,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “The greens are difficult and you don’t want to be above the green.

“Kristin was really solid today,” Estes-Taylor continued. “She played well and really carried the team today.”

Senior Stacy Lewis opened the tournament with a three-over 75 and is tied for 11th and sophomore Corinna Rees is tied for 23rd with a plus-four 76.

Junior Lucy Nunn is tied for 51st with teammate freshman Kelli Shean with rounds of 80.

“Kristin was really solid today,” said Estes-Taylor. “Corinna birdied the last hole to get a 76. It just shows how important that fifth spot can be. We get smarter every time we play the golf course and I think it’s good to know that we counted an 80 and are still in good shape. It’s a great field and we’re right in the middle of things.”

LSU leads the field and Tiger Megan McChrystal posted the low round of the day with a three-under 69. Play continues Saturday and Sunday at the University of Georgia Golf Course.

Seventeenth-ranked Alabama is tied for second with a 302 along with 10th-ranked host Georgia and No. 8 Purdue. There is a two-way tie with No. 12 Kent State and No. 9 Auburn at 303, just ahead of Arkansas. The Lady Razorbacks are seventh at 305, four better than No. 14 Tennessee and top-ranked Duke who are tied for eighth with 309.

Arkansas Individuals

T5 Kristin Ingram 74

T11 Stacy Lewis 75

T23 Corinna Rees 76

T51 Lucy Nunn 80

T51 Kelli Shean 80



Sports Category : Golf (W)