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FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas senior Stacy Lewis vaulted to the top of the leader board leading the Lady Razorbacks to first place in the first UA Ann Rhoads Intercollegiate after first round action Friday.
Lewis carded a three-under 68, one better than Furman’s Stephanie Kenoyer’s two-under 69. The Woodlands, Texas, native has been nearly untouchable in the first round carding 69s in the first three tournaments.
"It was another great round by Stacy and by the whole team," said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes. "We have again put ourselves in contention to win the golf tournament with two rounds to go. That’s always one of our goals."
Lewis played the front nine even with a birdie on the third hole and a bogey on seven. She was three under on the back nine with birds on 13, 14 and 15.
As a team, the sixth-ranked Lady Razorbacks posted a 295 to lead the field at the par 71, 5963 yard North River Golf Club.
Sophomore Alex Schulte and junior Lucy Nunn are tied for 19th overall with first round 75s. That is Schulte’s best first round of the season. Sophomore Kristin Ingram is close with a 77 and is tied for 36th while freshman Kellie Shean is tied for 65th with an 80.
Nunn posted an eagle on the par four13th hole. After hitting it close off the tee, the Lawton, Okla., sank the putt for the two.
"We started slowly," said Estes, "but made a good run at the end of the round. Everyone was pretty even and just took care of business."
Conditions were among the toughest of the season for the Lady Razorbacks cool temperatures contributed to the slow start but Arkansas warmed up as the day went on.
Play continues at UA Ann Rhoads through Sunday. For more information about Arkansas golf, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.