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Lewis Arkansas third at Tennessee

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Lewis Arkansas third at Tennessee

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FAYETTEVILLE — The 20th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team posted a final round 296 finishing third overall at the Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn., Sunday.

"We struggled a bit early but really finished strong," said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes. "Overall it was a good tournament for us. We were in a good position heading into the last day and were within striking distance. This is a tough stretch for us over the next couple of weeks but we get better every time we tee it up and that’s all you can ask for."

Arkansas was paced by senior Stacy Lewis who tied for third overall with a one-under 211 on the par 71, 5932-yard course. Lewis opened with a 69 followed by back-to-back 71s for 211.

"Stacy again put herself in a really good position to be able to win the tournament," said Estes.

The Lady Razorbacks finished third behind sixth-ranked Florida who won the event with an 865 (289-288-288). Fourteenth-ranked Purdue was second with an 870 (291-291-288), followed by Arkansas (285-297-296) in third. The Lady’Backs finished one stroke better than No. 7 Auburn who was fourth with an 879 (292-296-291) and No. 15 Kent State rounded out the top five with an 881 (296-297-288).

Arkansas junior Lucy Nunn tied for 15th overall with a 220 (69-78-73) finished with a two-over 73 in the final round. Freshman Kelli Shean tied for 43rd overall with a 225 (72-76-77) and sophomore Kristin Ingram was one stroke back at 226 (75-76-75). Sophomore Tiffany Phelps rounded out the Arkansas players with a 237 (84-75-79).

Arkansas’ fall continues Oct. 19-21 at the Stanford Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif. For more information about Arkansas golf, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.

Mercedes Benz Intercollegiate final round results

Place Rank Team To Par Scores

1 6 Florida +13 289-288-288=865

2 14 Purdue +18 291-291-288=870

3 20 Arkansas, U. of +26 285-297-296=878

4 7 Auburn +27 292-296-291=879

5 15 Kent State +29 296-297-288=881

6 5 Tennessee +31 288-306-289=883

7 21 Denver, Univ. of +33 293-292-300=885

8 22 Virginia +34 294-294-298=886

9 28 Louisiana State +36 295-299-294=888

10 12 Alabama, U. of +37 288-301-300=889

T11 24 Michigan State +43 292-301-302=895

T11 43 Ohio State +43 298-295-302=895

13 26 North Carolina +45 305-299-293=897

14 Swedish Jr. Nationals +47 304-298-297=899

15 37 Furman University +49 300-301-300=901

16 Southern Methodist +56 302-296-310=908

17 Central Florida +60 306-301-305=912



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