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McCurdy fires second round 68 to lead the field

BY ANDRES FOCIL
McCurdy fires second round 68 to lead the field

Jump to agate FAYETTEVILLE – Amanda McCurdy fired a second round 68 leading the ninth-ranked University of Arkansas to a tie for second place Saturday at the 2006 Lady Puerto Rico Invitational. McCurdy’s four-under 68 ties her career-best and is one stroke off the school record for the lowest round. It’s the second time this year that the El Dorado, Ark., native posted that number. McCurdy is leading the field with a two-day 140 (72-68) one stroke ahead of the second-place golfer. Sophomore Stacy Lewis posted five birdies en route to an even par 72 and is tied for eighth with a 148 (76-72). Freshman Lucy Nunn took one stroke off her first day total carding a 75 for 151 (76-75) and is tied for tied for 24th while seniors Courtney Mahon and Lindsey Hinshaw both posted 79s on Saturday. Mahon stands tied for 34th with a 153 (74-79) while Hinshaw is tied for 49th at 158 (79-79). “Obviously, Amanda and Stacy had great rounds,” said head coach Kelley Hester. “Lucy was also close to posting a great round but she had for short putts that just wouldn’t go in.” As a team the Lady Razorbacks shaved four strokes off their first round total counting a 294 and are tied for second in the 16-team field. “Conditions were tougher to day and it was very windy,” said Hester. “But our goal was to come out today and put ourselves in position to win the tournament. We did that. Now we just have to see what happens tomorrow.” No. 22 Florida leads the field after a second round 292 for 591 (299-292). Third-ranked Purdue and No. 9 Arkansas are tied for second followed by No. 23 Oklahoma State in fourth with 596 (300-296). No. 21 Kent State rounds out the top five with a 598 (297-301). Play concludes Sunday in the second of five regular-season spring events for the Lady Razorbacks. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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