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Lewis seventh Lady’Backs 11th at the Liz Murphey

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis seventh Lady’Backs 11th at the Liz Murphey

Jump to agate FAYETTEVILLE – University of Arkansas freshman Stacy Lewis posted a final round 76 for 222 (72-74-76) finishing tied for seventh overall in the final round of the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga., Sunday.“We played a little better today,” said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. “We played better as a team and most of the scores came down. I’m pleased with that.”The Lady Razorbacks finished 11th overall with a three-day 925 (306-313-306) in a somewhat disappointing ending to the tournament. Sixth after the first day, Arkansas fell to 11th to finish on Sunday.“I would have liked to finish better,” said Hester, “but I am pleased with how we finished. We hung in there and didn’t give up.”Junior Courtney Mahon was low for Arkansas in the final round carding a 75 to finish tied for 31st overall at 230 (77-78-75). Junior El Dorado, Ark., native Amanda McCurdy finished tied for 55th with a 236 (79-81-76) and Hot Springs, Ark., senior Gena Johnson was tied for 63rd overall with a 238 (78-81-79). Junior Lindsey Hinshaw rounded out the Arkansas scores finishing tied for 80th at 247 (83-80-84).The host Georgia Bulldogs won the event with three field-leading rounds finishing with an 892 (298-294-300) on their home course. LSU was second with a 905, followed by Auburn and Tulane who tied for third with 908. Tennessee was fifth with 909, Wake Forest was sixth with a 910 and Mississippi State was seventh at 919. Arkansas, who finished 11th overall, ended the tournament ahead of Southeastern Conference rivals Mississippi, South Carolina, Kentucky and Alabama in the event.The Lady Razorbacks return to the links April 4-5 at the BYU Dixie Classic in St. George, Utah. It is the final regular season event before the SEC Championship in Tunica, Miss., April 15-17.For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.

FINAL RESULTS Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

* Individual U. of Georgia G.C. Athens, GA

Dates: 03/25 – 03/27 (Today:03-27-2005)

Par: 72

Yardage: 6228

Fin. Top 20 Teams Scores

1 Georgia, U. of 298 294 300 892

2 Louisiana State U. 300 300 305 905

3 Auburn University 304 297 307 908

Tulane University 301 298 309 908

5 Tennessee, U. of 311 296 302 909

6 Wake Forest Univ. 301 306 303 910

7 Mississippi St. U. 309 305 305 919

8 Ohio State Univ. 307 308 306 921

Michigan State U. 315 308 298 921

10 Furman University 321 292 309 922

11 Arkansas, U. of 306 313 306 925

12 Kent State 322 301 308 931

13 Mississippi, U. of 325 312 306 943

14 South Carolina, U of 313 310 322 945

15 Kentucky, U. of 327 316 311 954

16 East Carolina Univ. 324 313 318 955

17 Alabama, U. of 319 311 326 956

18 Florida State Univ. 308 329 326 963

Fin. Top 20 Players School Scores

1 Kelly Froelich Georgia 74 73 71 218

2 Violeta Retamoza Tennessee 78 68 74 220

3 Gabby Wedding Kent State 77 75 69 221

Ashley Hoagland Wk. Forest 72 75 74 221

Diana Ramage Auburn 74 72 75 221

Lindsay Hulwick Tulane 73 72 76 221

7 Amanda Mathis Miss. St. 77 76 69 222

Stacy Lewis Arkansas 72 74 76 222

9 Kristen White Ohio State 77 76 70 223

10 Whitney Wade Georgia 77 73 74 224

Golda Johansson Tennessee 75 78 71 224

11 Arkansas, U. of 306 313 306 925

T 7 Stacy Lewis 72 74 76 222

T 31 Courtney Mahon 77 78 75 230

T 55 Amanda McCurdy 79 81 76 236

T 63 Gena Johnson 78 81 79 238

T 80 Lindsey Hinshaw 83 80 84 247



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