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Lady’Backs fourth McCurdy 10th at Lady Gator Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Backs fourth McCurdy 10th at Lady Gator Invitational

Jump to agate FAYETTEVILLE – The 16th-ranked University of Arkansas golf team landed in a tie for fourth place after the first round of the SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational in at the University of Florida Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla., Friday. Arkansas carded a 23-over 303 holding on to a tie for fourth place with Ohio State. Wake Forest leads the field at 294, followed by top-ranked Duke at 298. Junior Amanda McCurdy leads the Lady’Backs after the first day of play. The El Dorado, Ark., native signed off on a first-round 74 and is tied for 10th. Freshman Stacy Lewis trails McCurdy by one at 75 and is tied for 13, followed by junior Courtney Mahon who carded a 76 and is tied for 23rd overall. Sarah Trew (78) and Gena Johnson (83) rounded out the Arkansas scores. “We’re pleased with where we stand in the field although we feel like we missed some opportunities to move up on the leader board today,” said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. “I’m very proud of Amanda and Stacy. Both of them continue to play well. It’s a tough golf course and the scores indicate that but I think we have a chance to improve in the next two rounds.” Arkansas continues play Saturday and Sunday at the three-day event. SunTrust Lady Gator Invitational Team Results

1 Wake Forest 294 +14
2 Duke 298 +18
3 Florida 300 +20
T4 Ohio State 303 +23
T4 Arkansas 303 +23
6 Auburn 304 +24
7 Purdue 307 +27
8 South Carolina 309 +29
T9 Furman 310 +30
T9 Georgia 310 +30
T11 South Florida 313 +33
T11 Oklahoma 313 +33
13 Tulane 314 +34
14 Florida State 316 +36
15 Virginia 317 +37
16 Michigan State 318 +38
17 Vanderbilt 319 +39
18 UCF 329 +49

Top 10 Individuals

T1 Christine Hallstrom Wake Forest 71 +1
T1 Ashley Hoagland Wake Forest 71 +1
T3 Elizabeth Janangelo Duke 72 +2
T3 Whitney Myers* Florida 72 +2
T5 Myrte Eikenaar Purdue 73 +3
T5 Kelly Froelich Georgia 73 +3
T5 Onnarin Sattayabanphot Purdue 73 +3
T5 Jenny Suh Furman 73 +3
T5 Kristen White Ohio State 73 +3
T10 Brittany Lang Duke 74 +4
T10 Amanda McCurdy Arkansas 74 +4
T10 Maggie Simons Wake Forest 74 +4

Arkansas Individuals

T10 Amanda McCurdy 74
T13 Stacy Lewis 75
T23 Courtney Mahon 76
T42 Sarah Trew 78
T84 Gena Johnson 83


Sports Category : Golf (W)