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Lady’Back golfers eighth at Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Back golfers eighth at Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational

FAYETTEVILLE — Junior Amanda McCurdy and senior Sarah Trew each fired a one-over 74 leading the University of Arkansas to a tie for eighth-place after first round action at the 26th Annual Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., Monday. McCurdy, an El Dorado, Ark., native, was even through the first nine but picked up a stroke on 15, finishing with a 74. Trew was two-under through 11 but gave up a couple strokes on the back also finishing with a 74. The duo are tied for 19th overall. Junior Courtney Mahon is in the hunt with a plus-two 75. Redshirt freshman Stacy Lewis carded a three-over 76 in her first ever collegiate competition and teammate Lindsey Hinshaw rounded out the Arkansas’ scores with an 80 in her first-ever event. "It’s not a bad start," said head coach Kelley Hester. "This is the kind of golf course we certainly can play well on and shoot some good numbers. I look for us to improve on our 299 tomorrow but this is a good way to start our season." Arkansas’ 299 tied them with Baylor for eighth overall. Georgia leads the field with a 287, followed by New Mexico at 292, and Pepperdine and Oklahoma State are tied for third with rounds of 293. Brigham Young rounds out the top five with a 296. Play continues Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to www.ladybacks.com.26th Annual Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire InvitationalUNM Championship Course Par 73 – 6069 yardsNew Mexico, host

Place Team to par today
1 Georgia -5 287
2 New Mexico E 292
T3 Pepperdine +1 293
T3 Oklahoma State +1 293
5 Brigham Young +4 296
6 UNLV +5 297
7 Texas A&M +6 298
T8 Arkansas +7 299
T8 Baylor +7 299
10 TCU +8 300
11 New Mexico State +9 301
12 Hawaii +13 305
13 Texas El Paso +15 307
14 Kansas +16 308
15 Texas Tech +17 309
16 Northern Arizona +23 315
17 San Diego State +30 322

Arkansas’ Scores

T19 Amanda McCurdy +1 74
T19 Sarah Trew +1 74
T28 Courtney Mahon +2 75
T45 Stacy Lewis +3 76
T75 Lindsey Hinshaw +7 80


Sports Category : Golf (W)