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Lewis several Lady’Backs to compete at the Southern Amateur

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis several Lady’Backs to compete at the Southern Amateur

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis, hot off the heels of the 2007 NCAA woman’s golf national title, rejoins several teammates at the 92nd Women’s Southern Amateur Golf Tournament this week. Lewis is one of 33 collegiate golfers and coaches entered in the field with competition scheduled for June 4-8, at River Chase Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. The Woodlands, Texas, native joins Lady Razorback teammates Lucy Nunn and Alex Schulte who are also scheduled to compete. Play begins Monday with an 18-hole qualifier. The championship flight cut is 32 players with match play beginning Tuesday with a 36-hole final on Friday. Lewis was the runner-up at last year’s Southern held in Pinehurst, N.C. Schulte, playing in her final summer before joining the Lady’Backs last year, reached the third round before falling in match play. Nunn is making her first appearance at the Southern. Lewis finished as the runner-up at last year’s event falling to University of Georgia freshman Taylor Leon, a player Lewis goes head-to-head with both in the collegiate and amateur circles. Lewis led by three with five holes to play in the 36-hole final but Leon rallied squaring the match with three consecutive birdies. Leon took the lead with an 80-yard wedge shot from the fairway for an eagle that would prove to be the match winner. More than half of the 2007 Southern field hails from the Southeastern Conference. The SEC sends 18 players and coaches to this year’s event.



Sports Category : Golf (W)