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Neither rain sleet or cold temps can stop Arkansas

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Neither rain sleet or cold temps can stop Arkansas

Jump to results ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The 8th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team finally finished second round play moving up to sixth at the 2008 NCAA Women’s Golf Championship in Albuquerque, N.M., Thursday. With a postal effort through rain, sleet and wind, Arkansas shot a 297 tying for the third-best score in the second round. The Lady Razorbacks began the round in the afternoon session yesterday but 50 mile-per-hour winds first delayed, then postponed the round until Thursday morning. Teams began today in the wind and the rain battling unseasonable 50 degree temperatures and sprinkles when they teed off. The rains came and went, heavy at times and the course had to be cleared for a lightning strike with about two holes to play but the second round finally came to a close around 12:30 p.m., with Arkansas in sixth place in the 24-team field. Senior Stacy Lewis leads Arkansas and is tied for seventh overall after a second-round even par 72 for 145 (73-72). Freshman Kelli Shean was plus-two with a 74 for 150 (76-74) and is tied for 30th while sophomore Alex Schulte rebounded from a first-round 80 to card 74 today. Schulte is tied for 73rd with 154 (80-74). Sophomore Kristin Ingram finished at plus-seven 79 and is tied for 57th at 152 (73-79) and junior Lucy Nunn is tied for 63rd with a 153 (76-77). Teams cleared the golf course after the completion of the second round while tournament officials re-pair players. Teams are scheduled for a four-player shotgun start with all 24 teams hitting the course at 1:30 p.m. Second-ranked Southern California (284-300) and No. 3 UCLA (289-295) lead the field with 584. Ninth-ranked Denver is third with 587 followed by No. 4 Arizona State and No. 23 Texas A&M with rounds of 591 and 594, respectively. Arkansas, who moved up to eighth in the rankings this week, is sixth with 595 followed by No. 1 Duke and No. 14 Wake Forest who are tied for seventh overall. Seventh-ranked Georgia and No. 5 Florida are tied for ninth with No. 6 Purdue rounding out the top 10. The Lady Razorbacks are just 11 strokes out of the lead and four strokes from fourth place overall. For more information regarding Razorback women’s golf or University of Arkansas athletics please visit www.LADYBACKS.com.



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