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Lewis posts back-to-back 67s; Lady’Backs set record with 278

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Lewis posts back-to-back 67s; Lady’Backs set record with 278

Jump to results NORMAN, Okla. – If you thought University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis’ opening round 67 was impressive at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman, Okla., Sunday morning you would be correct. But add to that a second round 67 as Lewis paced the Lady Razorbacks to a 10-under-par school record 278 in second round play and you have the makings of a really great tournament. Twenty-fourth-ranked Arkansas stands in second place trailing Baylor who counted a 570 (2982-287). Arkansas finished the day with a 570 (292-278) ahead of Southern Methodist who carded a 573 (287-286). Lewis blistered the course in both rounds finishing the day in the leads with a 134 after back-to-back rounds of 67. Lewis was tied for second after the first round when Texas Tech’s Ulrika van Niekerk played one better carding a course and tournament record 66. That bettered the previous record of 67 held by Tulsa’s Nancy Lopez and set in 1976. Wisconsin’s Isabel Alvarez equaled that with a 66 in the second round. "It was just an awesome round of golf," said Arkansas assistant coach Shauna Estes. "The golf course is easy for us to make adjustments on but to shoot 10 under today is still amazing. It’s been a long day but I really think our early morning conditioning is paying off. We’re still fresh and were able to make a move in the second round when most scores went up." Lewis hit 35 greens in the two round opening day. Teammate sophomore Lucy Nunn who was tied for 37th after round one, moved up to a tie for 11th with a second round personal-best 70 and is in the clubhouse with a 145. Nunn tied Lady Razorback teammate freshman Kristin Ingram who also carded a 145 with rounds of 74-71. Junior Ashley Medders moved into a tie for 29th overall with a 148 with a personal-best 70 in the second round and freshman Alexandra Schulte is tied for 34th with a 149 (76-73). Arkansas finds itself three strokes better than SMU who finished the day at 573. Tulsa is fourth with 585, followed by Kansas State and Oklahoma City who are tied for fifth with 586. Play continues with a second round Sunday and the final round Monday. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.

2 Arkansas 292 278 570
1 Stacy Lewis 67 67 134
T11 Lucy Nunn 75 70 145
T11 Kristin Ingram 74 71 145
T29 Ashley Medders 78 70 148
T34 Alexandra Schulte 76 73 149

Susie Maxwell Berning ClassicJimmie Austin Golf CourseNorman, OKDates: 04/08 – 04/09 (Today:04-08-2007) Par: 72Yardage: 6013

Fin. School Scores
1 Baylor University 282 287 569 -7
2 Arkansas 292 278 570 -6
3 SMU 287 286 573 -3
4 Tulsa 291 294 585 +9
5 Kansas State 295 291 586 +10
Oklahoma City 295 291 586 +10
7 Kansas 295 294 589 +13
8 Oklahoma 289 302 591 +15
9 Oral Roberts 295 299 594 +18
10 Texas El Paso 297 300 597 +21
11 Texas Tech 297 303 600 +24
12 Wisconsin 305 298 603 +27
13 New Mexico State 312 293 605 +29
14 Arkansas-Little Rock 309 298 607 +31
15 Redlands CC 306 305 611 +35
16 North Texas 308 306 614 +38
17 Wichita State 312 306 618 +42
18 Cameron 310 321 631 +55


Sports Category : Golf (W)