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Lewis third; Lady’Backs fifth in rain-shortened event

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis third; Lady’Backs fifth in rain-shortened event

FAYETTEVILLE — Freshman Stacy Lewis fired a final round 76 finishing third with a 144 at the rained shortened Jeannine McHaney Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, Sunday. Lewis tied the Arkansas record with a first-round 68 to lead after Friday’s play but heavy rains, thunder and lightening cancelled action on Saturday. Arkansas remained in fifth place with an identical 301 (301-301) finishing at 602 Sunday. "It was good to see Stacy continue to play well, " said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. She was right there until the end. She was inside 10 feet three times and lipped out each time. It just wasn’t meant to be." Thirtieth-ranked Notre Dame won the event carding a 593 (296-297). No. 15 Oklahoma was second at 597 (298-299), followed by Southern Methodist at 598 (291-307). Top-ranked Missouri was fourth with a two-round 598 (295-303), followed by No. 19 Arkansas rounding out the top five teams. Arkansas finished two shots ahead of Tulsa who checked in with a 604 (305-299). Host and No. 57 Texas Tech was seventh in the 18-team field followed by No. 37 Texas Christian, No. 26 Baylor and No. 16 Iowa State all in the top 10. Lewis paced Arkansas individually finishing third overall. The Woodlands, Texas, native was fourth last week at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational in her first-ever collegiate event. Juniors Courtney Mahon (76-76) and Amanda McCurdy (79-73) tied for 21 overall at 152 while senior Lina Axlesson was tied for 36th overall at 154 (78-76). Junior Sarah Trew rounded out the Arkansas players finishing tied for 63rd overall with a 158 (80-78). Senior Lindsey Hinshaw, competing as an individual, finished tied for 47th overall at 155 (73-82). "We showed some progress at this tournament," said Hester. Amanda’s not going to shot a 79 very often and we were just five strokes out of second. We also have the chance to see several of these teams again this year and some of them even come to our tournament. We’re going to try and build on this for the next tournament which will be a very tough field." Arkansas’ fall schedule continues Oct. 8-10 at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information about Arkansas golf log on to www.ladybacks.com
Jeannine McHaney InvitationalLubbock, Texas — Texas Tech, host9/24/04-9/26/04Shortened to two days due to rain

Fin. Teams Scores
1 Notre Dame 296-297=593
2 Oklahoma 298-299=597
3 Southern Methodist 291-307=598
Missouri 295-303=598
5 ARKANSAS 301-301=602
6 Tulsa 305-299=604
7 Texas Tech 306-303=609
8 TCU 304-306=610
9 Baylor University 303-317=620
10 Iowa State Univ. 306-315=621
11 Oral Roberts Univ. 308-314=622
Xavier University 315-307=622
13 Kansas 311-317=628
14 New Mexico State 315-315=630
15 Kansas State Univ. 315-317=632
Nebraska 311-321=632
17 Arkansas State 316-325=641
18 Sam Houston St. 329-342=671

Arkansas Individuals

3 Stacy Lewis 68-77=144
T21 Courtney Mahon 76-76=152
T21 Amanda McCurdy 79-73=152
T36 Lina Axelsson 78-76=154
T63 Sarah Trew 80-78=158
T47 Lindsey Hinshaw 73-82=155 (individual)


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