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Lewis wins Susie Maxwell Berning Classic; Arkansas second

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Lewis wins Susie Maxwell Berning Classic; Arkansas second

Jump to results|| Jump to video of awards ceremony NORMAN, Okla. — University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis took home medalist honors Monday winning the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic with a final round 74 in Norman, Okla. It was the second victory of the year for Lewis, but her first solo title. Lewis carded back-to-back rounds of 67 Sunday adding Monday’s 74 for a school-record 208 for the Berning title. Earlier this season, she tied for the win at the Peg Barnard Invitational in the fall. The 24th-ranked Lady Razorbacks finished second behind No. 40 Baylor who sets a tournament record with an 860. Lewis’ 208 is also a tournament record erasing the previous mark of 211 set by Oklahoma’s Lisa Meldrum in 2002. Arkansas finished with a school-record 869 with a final round 299 pairing with Sunday’s 292-278. "Conditions were tougher today and it was very windy," said Arkansas assistant coach Shauna Estes. "Lucy (Nunn) had a heck of a round of golf and Stacy was a bit up and down today but really hung in there." Arkansas comes away from the tournament with much to brag about. In addition to Lewis’ success, sophomore Lucy Nunn tied her career-best in the second round with a 70 and finished with a 72 on Monday for a career-best 217 and a tie for 10th place. Junior Ashley Medders tied for 22nd overall also posting a career-best 70 in the second round Sunday. She tied her second-best mark with a 223 (78-70-75). Freshman Kristin Ingram, who joined the team in January, scored a 225 (74-71-80) and tied for 34th overall notching her best marks as a Lady Razorback. Her rounds included a collegiate best 71 Sunday afternoon as well. Freshman Alex Schulte posted her second-best collegiate round wit a final 227 with rounds of 76-73-78 to finish tied for 46th overall. Junior Whitney Sylvan, playing as an individual, carded a career-best 74 in the second round and added a 79 Monday for a career-best 232 and a tie for 61st overall. "It was a much harder day today," said Estes, "but we were in contention to win the tournament in the final round and that’s where we want to be. There are a lot of good things we’re going to take away from this tournament as we get ready for SECs next week." Arkansas travels to Old Waverly, Miss., for the 2007 Southeastern Conference Women’s Golf Championship hosted by Mississippi State University. The Lady Razorbacks have a practice round Thursday, April 19, followed by three days of play April 20-22. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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