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Lady’Back Linksters sixth at Las Vegas

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Lady’Back Linksters sixth at Las Vegas

Jump to results FAYETTEVILLE — Courtney Mahon was steady while Ashley Medders improved with each round leading the sixth-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team to a sixth-place finish at the Las Vegas Founders Showdown in Henderson, Nev., Wednesday. Mahon, a senior from Topeka, Kan., was steady throughout play on the par 72, 6,207-yard course at Anthem Golf Course carding three rounds of 73 for a 219 and a tie for 21st overall. Medders, a sophomore who has elevated her level of play in her second season, improved from an opening round 77 to 74 then 72 finishing with a 223 and tied for 35th place overall. "We played really well and I’m pleased with how things went," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "Conditions were again perfect and everyone played well. Court was solid for the whole tournament and we had some other players step up and that was good to see." Sophomore Stacy Lewis posted a three-day 220 (73-75-72) counting an even par 72 in the final round finishing tied for 24th overall. Senior Amanda McCurdy finished tied for 28th with a 221 but struggled on the final day with five bogies in a row on the back nine holes of the course. The El Dorado, Ark., native re-grouped in time for a birdie down the home stretch. Senior Lindsey Hinshaw rounded out the traveling five for Arkansas and posted a 229 (76-75-78) to tie for 53rd overall. Arkansas’ final round score of 293 was a two-stroke improvement over the previous round giving the Lady Razorbacks an 882 for the tournament – a score that is the second-best team total for the season. Second-ranked UCLA ran away with the team title with a 24-under par 882 and three players in the top three individual spots. Kent State, ranked No. 26, finished second with an 867, followed by No. 5 Pepperdine with an 870, No. 23 Arizona at 871, No. 12 UNLV with an 874 and No. 6 Arkansas with an 882. Southern Methodist, ranked No. 22, was seventh posting an 885, followed by No. 30 Notre Dame with 891, No. 29 Missouri with 892 and No. 27 Oregon at 893 to round out the top 10 team finishers in the 16-team event. The Lady Razorbacks return to the links Nov. 11-13, traveling to Howie-In-The-Hills, Fla., for the invitation-only Hooters Match Play Championships, with the top teams from last year’s NCAA Championship Meet. For more information about Arkansas golf log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



Sports Category : Golf (W)