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Medders leads Lady’Backs with 71 in second round

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Medders leads Lady’Backs with 71 in second round

Jump to results ATHENS, Ga. – The 24th-ranked University of Arkansas moved up one spot into second place after two rounds of play at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic in Athens, Ga. Saturday. Junior Ashley Medders paced Arkansas with an even par 71 on the 6,260-yard UGA Golf Course. Medders is tied for 22 overall with a 150 (79-71). The Lady’Backs posted the third-best round of the day carding a 297 moving up to second overall with a 597. Sixth-ranked Auburn leads the field after two rounds with a 592 (293-299). "It was a really good day," said Arkansas assistant coach Shauna Estes. "But even though I’m really pleased, I still saw some places were we could be even better." Arkansas struggled in the final couple of holes all day. Junior Stacy Lewis finished with a 74 (74-74=148) and is tied for 12th overall but bogeyed three of her last four holes. Sophomore Lucy Nunn, who was tied for fourth after the first round, fell to a tie for eighth overall with a four-over 75 (72-75=147). She bogeyed her last two holes. Medders and freshman Corinna Rees both bogeyed the final hole with Reed carding an 81 (79-81=160). She is tied for 70th overall. Freshman Kristin Ingram is tied for 33rd in the field with a plus-six 77 (75-77=152) in a round that had seven bogeys. "Meds (Ashley Medders) played unbelievable today," said Estes. "Everyone was really solid. I feel like we have a really good game plan and we’re starting to execute that. This is the type of golf course that you have to be strategic on. We keep learning from each round and we’ve put ourselves in position to win the tournament in the last round." Arkansas trails No. 6 Auburn by just five strokes and is clinging to a one-shot advantage over No. 8 Florida who counted a 298 for 598. Number 19 Wake Forest (307-292) and No. 17 Virginia (303-296) are tied for fourth place with 599, followed by No. 32 South Carolina (302-300) with 602. Host and third-ranked Georgia (303-300), No. 18 Purdue (304-299) and No. 33 Alabama (302-301) are all tied for seventh with 603 while No. 21 Michigan State (297-310) and No. 28 LSU (301-306) are tied for 10th place with a 607. Play continues Sunday at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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