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Lewis Lady’Backs remain in front

Lewis Lady’Backs remain in front

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FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior Stacy Lewis carded a five-over 76 and clings to a tie for the lead at the UA Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday.

Lewis paced the sixth-ranked Lady’Backs who remain in first place after two rounds of play holding a one-stroke lead. Arkansas posted a 300 on the par 71 course for a 595 (295-300) just ahead of No. 38 Louisville who is second at 596 (297-299).

“Stacy struggled with her ball striking today,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes. “She missed a few putts coming in but she is still in contention to win the event.”

Freshman Kelli Shean went low for Arkansas carding a 71 and moved up into a tie for 25th overall with 151 (80-71). Junior Lucy Nunn is tied for 31st overall with a 152 (75-77), followed by sophomores Kristin Ingram (77-76=153) and Alex Schulte (75-80=155).

“It was hard out there today,” said Estes. “It was windy and we struggled today. The good news is that we are still in a position to win this tournament.”

Arkansas is in contention ahead of No. 38 Louisville (596), No. 19 Notre Dame (597), Furman (600), No. 7 Auburn, Central Florida, No. 15 Alabama, No. 5 Florida, No. 35 South Carolina and No. 26 LSU who round out the top 10.

Play concludes in Arkansas’ final event of the fall. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.

Sports Category : Golf (W)