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Lady’Backs tie for win at A&M

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lady’Backs tie for win at A&M

Jump to agate FAYETTEVILLE — The ninth-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team tied for the victory but lost in the playoff at the Texas A&M "Mo" Morial Invitational at the Traditions Golf Club in College Station, Texas, Sunday. Arkansas entered the day with a two-stroke lead over the host Aggies but finished the day two higher than the host forcing a playoff. "I was pleased to be in a position to win the tournament," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "Of course, we’re disappointed that we didn’t win the playoff but the experience will only make us better." The Lady’Backs were one-over in the playoff to Texas A&M’s even par giving them the playoff win. The tie for first is the seventh top 10 finish of the year. The Lady’Backs won their home tournament earlier this season marking the team’s other victory this year. Sophomore Stacy Lewis led Arkansas finishing third overall with a 226 (75-72-79). The third-place showing is the second best finish for Lewis this year. Senior Amanda McCurdy finished tied for sixth with a 229 (74-73-82) and senior Lindsey Hinshaw tied for 17th with a 235 (78-77-80). Senior Courtney Mahon finished tied for 21st carding a 237 (80-80-77) followed by sophomore Ashley Medders who tied for 24th at 238 (80-79-79). Freshman Lucy Nunn, playing as an individual, tied for 59th overall with a 248 (84-81-83). The Aggies and Lady’Backs finished well ahead of the field, 12 strokes better than third place and No. 45 TCU who posted a 935. No. 27 Southern Methodist was fourth with a 942, followed by No. 74 Oklahoma with 943, No. 26 Baylor with 944, No. 23 Kent State with 945, No. 39 Tulsa with 948, No. 34 Missouri at 954 and No. 68 Kansas with 971 to round out the top 10. The Lady Razorbacks return to the links March 24-26 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Invitational hosted by Georgia in Athens, Ga. Arkansas next travels to the Southeastern Conference Championship in Nashville, Tenn., April 14-16. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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