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Lewis Ingram lead Arkansas in first round of SEC Championship

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis Ingram lead Arkansas in first round of SEC Championship

Jump to results WEST POINT, Miss. — Junior Stacy Lewis and freshman Kristin Ingram carded one-over 73s leading the 25th-ranked University of Arkansas golf team to a three-way tie for sixth place after first round action at the 2007 Southeastern Conference women’s golf championship in West Point, Miss., Friday. Arkansas shot 296 as a team – a mark that ties for the second-best round at the SEC Championship for the Lady Razorbacks. Lewis and Ingram paced Arkansas with a one-over 73 on the par 72, 6,246-yard Old Waverly Golf Course. Lewis played the front nine one over with a birdie on the par three second hole. She doubled six and had a bogey on the 10th hole but rebounded with a birdie on the 16th hole to play the second nine even. Ingram, who joined the Lady Razorbacks at the semester, was even on the front nine but had a pair of bogies and a birdie on 16 to finish at plus-one for the day. Her 73 was her second-best round as a Lady’Back. “A 296,” said assistant coach Shauna Estes, “that’s decent. It was a pretty good start today. Kristin had a solid round and Stacy hung in there. She got up and down well. Alex (Schulte) played good golf for us today as well. “We’re in a good position,” Estes continued. “I think the scores are going to be pretty low on this golf course and we just have to stick to our game plan and see what happens.” Arkansas freshman Alex Schulte came off the course tied for 19th overall with a first-day 74. Sophomore Lucy Nunn checked in with a 76 and is tied for 31st while junior Ashley Medders rounded out the Arkansas scoring with a 79 and is tied for 47th overall. “It was a pleasure to watch today,” said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester, who has been on maternity leave for much of the spring. “Our games are coming together at the right time. Overall, I’m really enjoying being back out here. I’m proud of the team and I think we posted a decent round to start with.” Georgia’s Garrett Phillips leads seven golfers under par with a five-under 67 in the first round. The third-ranked Georgia Bulldogs lead the field with a three-under 285 in the first round. Number 22 Alabama is second with 291, followed by No. 10 Tennessee in third at 292. Number 27 LSU is fourth with 294 with No. 26 South Carolina a stroke back at 295 in fifth place. The three-way tie for sixth place includes No. 7 Florida, No. 25 Arkansas and No. 5 Vanderbilt all with 296. Fourth-ranked Auburn is ninth with 298 while Kentucky is 10th at 308. Host Mississippi State and rival Ole Miss are tied for 11th overall with 312.



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