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No. 22 Arkansas golf middle of the pack after first-day action

BY ANDRES FOCIL
No. 22 Arkansas golf middle of the pack after first-day action

Jump to complete first-day results FAYETTEVILLE – As Northwest Arkansas enjoyed some of the best weather in recent weeks, the University of Arkansas women’s golf team waited out a frost delay in Parrish, Fla., before beginning today’s Central District Invitational. The 22nd-ranked Lady Razorbacks find themselves in the middle of the pack after two long rounds at the River Wilderness Golf Course in Parrish, Fla. The par 72, 6,099-yard course frustrated Arkansas on a couple holes but the Lady’Backs played the course well as a whole. "We were rusty at times but overall I thought we played pretty well," said assistant coach Shauna Estes. Estes is traveling in place of head coach Kelley Hester who is expecting her first child. Arkansas was consistent throughout the day and managed to shave five strokes off the morning round for their seventh-place standing. Junior Stacy Lewis paced Arkansas with back-to-back rounds of 76 and is tied for 22nd overall with a 152. Teammate junior Ashley Medders is tied for 24th with a 153 (77-76), while sophomore Lucy Nunn is tied for 29th with a 154 (77-77). A pair of freshman round out the Arkansas scoring with Alex Schulte tied for 36th with a 155 (81-74) and Tanica van As tied for 48th at 157 (78-79). Twentysixth-ranked Texas A&M tore up the course with a first-day 587 with rounds of 291-296, leading the field in both rounds. Host and 19th-ranked Michigan State stands second after the first day with a 593 9296-297), followed by No. 107 Texas (295-312=607), No. 27 LSU (310-298=608), No. 48 Baylor (302-307-609) and No.28 Northwestern (304-306=610). Arkansas is seventh with a 611 ahead of No. 38 TCU (311-301=612), No. 70 Notre Dame (309-303=612) and No. 41 Michigan (306-308=614) to round out the top 10. Play concludes with the third round Tuesday morning. For more information about Arkansas golf, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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