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Lewis wins Longhorn Invitational

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis wins Longhorn Invitational

Jump to agate FAYETTEVILLE — Freshman Stacy Lewis carded a plus-five 77 in windy conditions hanging on for the biggest win in University of Arkansas women’s golf history at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas, Sunday. Lewis was tied for fifth place after a first round 74 but moved into the lead Saturday firing a 73. Lewis finished with a 77 Sunday for a 224, two strokes better than No. 1 Duke’s Anna Gtzebein, TCU’s Catherine Matanga and Oklahoma State’s Mallorie Underwood who all tied for second with 226. "This is an awesome win for Stacy," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "She faced 30 mile per hour winds and two of the top players in the country. I’m proud of her accomplishment." Lewis’ win is the second of the season for The Woodlands, Texas, native. As a team, the Lady Razorbacks, who were leading after Saturday’s play, fell to fifth place but were only three strokes out of third place. Arkansas tallied a final round 316 for a 927 finishing behind No. 1 Duke who recorded a 914 (307-307-300). Eighth-ranked Oklahoma State was second with a 915 (310-308-299), followed by No. 23 Texas at 924 (313-308-303) and No. 7 Arizona State with a 926 (315-308-303). "We were just three shots out of third today," said Hester. "The conditions were hard. It was very windy and the greens were tough. This was a learning experience for us with a pretty young group out there. Overall, it was a very good tournament for us but I wish we could have mustered a few strokes lower today." Hot Springs, Ark., native Gena Johnson checked in tied for 18th today with a 232 (78-74-80) for Arkansas. El Dorado, Ark., junior Amanda McCurdy tied for 25th overall with a 234 (76-78-80), followed by junior Courtney Mahon who tied for 59th with a 245 (82-84-79). Senior Lina Axelsson finished tied for 78th with a 250 (81-77-92) and Lindsey Hinshaw tied for 66th overall competing as an individual with a 247 (80-85-82).



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