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Lady’Back Linksters travel west for the Peg Barnard Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Back Linksters travel west for the Peg Barnard Invitational

Jump to Fact Sheet #4 FAYETTEVILLE — The 26th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team returns to the links traveling to the Peg Barnard Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., this weekend. Arkansas is coming off a short turn-around from their trip to Tennessee last weekend and makes the long flight west for the program’s first appearance at the Stanford-hosted event. "We’re excited to go to Stanford, said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "This is another very good field with quiet a few top 10 teams." Hester is right. The Lady’Backs face top-ranked Georgia and No. 2 Duke along with No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 Arizona, No. 7 Vanderbilt and No. 9 Stanford on the Cardinal’s home course. Also competing is No. 63 California, No. 28 New Mexico, No. 84 Oregon, No. 81 Oregon State, No. 37 San Jose State, No. 83 Tulsa, No. 74 Washington and No. 82 Washington State. Arkansas came out of the gates with a young team despite the return of two-time all-American junior Stacy Lewis. The Lady’Backs’ youth was evident in the first two events but Arkansas settled in last week with a fourth-place showing at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. Lewis tied for fifth at the event. "I feel like we’re getting better every time we play," said Hester. "We’re young and making youthful mistakes but we get better every day." In addition to Lewis, the traveling squad includes junior Ashley Medders, sophomore Lucy Nunn and freshmen Alexandrea Schulte and Corinna Rees. Schulte finished 13th while Nunn was 15th last week. The Peg Barnard Invitational is followed by the Hooters Match Play Championship in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 3-5, in the final women’s golf event of the fall season. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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