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Lewis Leads Lady’Backs at Liz

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Lewis Leads Lady’Backs at Liz

Jump toagate FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas freshman Stacy Lewis picked up where she left off leading the Lady Razorbacks and the rest of the field with a first round 72 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., Friday. Lewis, who earned medalist honors in Arkansas’ last outing at the Betsy Rawls Invitational in Austin, Texas, last week, carded a 72 tying host Georgia’s Lisa Taylor and Wake Forest’s Ashley Hoagland for the lead. As a team the Lady Razorbacks find themselves in sixth place overall with a first day 306, just eight strokes out of the lead in the tight 18-team field. “Stacy continues to play well,” said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. “The greens were very fast today but I think we can improve our putting tomorrow and move up a couple spots.” The Lady Razorbacks are in the home stretch of a long spring with one regular season event remaining before the Southeastern Conference Championships. The Liz Murphey serves as a bit of an SEC preview with 11 of the 12 member institutions in attendance. Currently, the Lady Razorbacks trail the host Bulldogs who opened with s 298 on their home course. LSU is second with a 300, followed by Tulane and Wake Forest in a tie for third with 301. Auburn in fifth with a 304, followed by Arkansas’ 306. Ohio State is seventh at 307, Florida State checks in eight with a 308, Mississippi State is ninth with 309 and Tennessee is in 10th place with a 311. Junior Courtney Mahon stepped up for the Lady Razorbacks with a 77 to tie for 28th overall. Hot Springs, Ark., senior Gena Johnson posted a 78 and is tied for 39th overall. El Dorado, Ark., junior Amanda McCurdy counted a 79 and is tied for 51st while junior Lindsey Hinshaw posted an 83 and is tied for 78th overall. “Courtney felt like she could play better,” said Hester, “and I think her score will be even better tomorrow. Amanda was six over through the first nine but really settled in on the back.” Play continues both Saturday and Sunday at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic* Individual U. of Georgia G.C. Athens, GADates: 03/25 – 03/27 (Today:03-25-2005) Par: 72 Yardage: 6228

      Fin.   Top 20 Teams             Scores  
         1   Georgia, U. of           298            
         2   Louisiana State U.       300            
         3   Tulane University        301            
             Wake Forest Univ.        301            
         5   Auburn University        304            
         6   Arkansas, U. of          306            
         7   Ohio State Univ.         307            
         8   Florida State Univ.      308            
         9   Mississippi St. U.       309            
        10   Tennessee, U. of         311            
        11   South Carolina, U of     313            
        12   Michigan State U.        315            
        13   Alabama, U. of           319            
        14   Furman University        321            
        15   Kent State               322            
        16   East Carolina Univ.      324            
        17   Mississippi, U. of       325            
        18   Kentucky, U. of          327            
   Fin.    Top 20 Players         School       Scores  
      1    Ashley Hoagland        Wk. Forest    36- 36     72
           Stacy Lewis            Arkansas      35- 37     72
           Lisa Tyler             Georgia       35- 37     72
      4    Lindsay Hulwick        Tulane        39- 34     73
           Caroline Larsson       Florida St    37- 36     73
           Beth Irwin             Miss. St.     35- 38     73
          *Abigale Shepperle      Auburn        36- 37     73
      8    Diana Ramage           Auburn        39- 35     74
           Kelly Froelich         Georgia       36- 38     74
           Rebecca Kuhn           LSU           37- 37     74
           Caroline Rominger      S Carolina    34- 40     74
           Margaret Shirley       Auburn        40- 34     74
     13    Jackie Beers           Georgia       38- 37     75
           Brooke Shelton         LSU           36- 39     75
           Mary Ellen Jacobs      Tulane        38- 37     75
           Connor Atkinson        Furman        38- 37     75
           Liliana Alvarez        Tulane        41- 34     75
           Vicky Meyer            LSU           39- 36     75
           Brittany Adams         Ohio State    39- 36     75
           Golda Johansson        Tennessee     38- 37     75
ARKANSAS INDIVIDUALS
         6   Arkansas, U. of          306    
      T  1    Stacy Lewis              35- 37      72
      T 28    Courtney Mahon           38- 39      77
      T 39    Gena Johnson             41- 37      78
      T 51    Amanda McCurdy           39- 40      79
      T 78    Lindsey Hinshaw          41- 42      83
 


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