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Mahon Medders continued to lead Arkansas

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Mahon Medders continued to lead Arkansas

Jump toresults ROGERS, Ark.– University of Arkansas senior Courtney Mahon and sophomore Ashley Medders put together back-to-back good rounds leading the Lady Razorbacks into first place in second round action at the Tyson/Embassy Suites Invitational at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., Monday. Mahon, in her fourth year with head coach Kelley Hester and the Lady’Backs, fired back-to-back 71s, for a 142 and a tie for the tournament lead with the final round still to come. The Topeka, Kan., native shares the top spot with Kansas’ Amanda Costner who carded a 70-72. Mahon’s round was steady opening with six pars before going one-under with a birdie on the seventh hole. She would finish the first nine that way and fall to two under with her second bogey on hole 12. She picked up a stroke on the 13th hole, moved to even on the 14th and got back to one-under on the 16th to finish the day. Medders, competing as an individual for the second-ranked Lady’Backs, is third with a 143 (72-71) carding her career-best round as a Lady’Back Monday. The Alma, Georgia, native played in just three events for Arkansas as a freshman but is stepping up for the Lady’Backs this week. Senior Amanda McCurdy struggled with windy conditions and maybe a bit of fatigue Monday but remains in the top 20, tied for 12th overall with a 150 (72-78). The El Dorado, Ark., native returned from the three-day Spirit International Amateur Championship in Houston, Texas, just before beginning play at Pinnacle. Freshman Lucy Nunn carded a two-over 74 and is tied for 20th (78-74=152) as an individual, while senior Sarah Trew checks in tied for 23rd overall with a 153 (76-77). Senior Lindsey Hinshaw rounds out the scoring five and its tied for 35th with a 155 (76-79) while the final Arkansas individual, Whitney Sylvan is tied for 73rd with 165 (77-88). Arkansas remains in the lead for the second day in a row 12 strokes better than No. 52 and Southeastern Conference foe Kentucky who went low on the day. The Lady’Backs are counting a 590 with rounds of 291-299, ahead of the Wildcats and No. 42 Notre Dame who are tied for second with 602. Number 80 Iowa is fourth with 606, followed by No. 51 Nebraska with a 61 and No. 61 Kansas with 612. Play in the lone home event for Arkansas concludes Tuesday with a shot gun start at 9:00 a.m., at Pinnacle.



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