FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas senior Stacy Lewis carded a 69 to open the first round of the Stanford Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.
For the third consecutive event this year, Lewis, a The Woodlands, Texas, native opened with a first-round 69 starting from the back nine.
Arkansas opened with a 299 and came off the course in eighth place but nearly half of the teams are still out on the course. Lewis was in fifth place when her round ended.
Junior Lucy Nunn turned in a four-over 75 after playing the first nine one over and freshman Kelli Shean was plus six with a 77 after first round.
Sophomore Alex Schulte counted a 78 and sophomore Kristin Ingram finished with a79 in the first round.
Arkansas finds itself facing one of the toughest fields of the fall schedule. Second-ranked Duke leads the field with a 282 followed by No. 1 UCLA with a 291.
Fourth-ranked Arizona State finished third with 293 followed by un-ranked California and eighth-ranked Georgia who are tied for fourth with 296. No. 7 Arizona and 18th-ranked Pepperdine snuck in ahead of Arkansas with 297 as the Lady’Backs counted a 299, five strokes better than UNLV who was ninth with a 304. Play continues on the par 71, 6089-yard Stanford Golf Course through Sunday.
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