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No. 25 Lady Razorbacks ninth at SEC Women’s Golf Championship

BY ANDRES FOCIL
No. 25 Lady Razorbacks ninth at SEC Women’s Golf Championship

Jump to complete results WEST POINT, Miss. – The 25th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team fought its way to a ninth place finish at the 2007 Southeastern Conference Golf Championship in West Point, Miss., Sunday. Arkansas finished with a final round 311 for a 906 on a windy dry Old Waverly Golf Course playing without their leader junior Stacy Lewis for the second consecutive day. Lewis, who suffers from chronic back pain, pulled out after one hole Saturday and was unable to start the round on Sunday. The Lady’Backs were paced by freshman Alex Schulte and sophomore Lucy Nunn who both counted 76s in the final round. Schulte finished with a 222 with rounds of 74-72-76 and was tied for 14th. Freshman Kristin Ingram was solid in her first SEC Championship and finished tied for 30th with a 228 (73-76-79) while Nunn (76-79-76) and junior Ashley Medders tied for 37th with a 231. “It was really, really rough today,” said assistant coach Shauna Estes. “Everyone struggled a bit. Alex hung in there and counted a 76. That was good. Lucy was right in the hunt as well but was in the water on the last hole. She played 17 good holes. We’re going to work on taking something positive away from this experience and hope that the experience makes us better for regionals.” “Yesterday we were able to rally without Stacy but that’s tough for a young team to do two days in a row,” added Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. “It’s tough to lose a player like Stacy who is not only your scoring leader but a team leader as well is a big blow. Despite that, I’m very proud of the team and the way they hung in there. They gave it there best shot. We don’t have any seniors on the team this year and I know that this experience is something we will build on.” Third-ranked Georgia won the event leading wire-to-wire and finishing with an 865 (285-291-289). Seventh-ranked Florida finished second with 881 (296-295-290), followed by No. 10 Tennessee with an 895 (292-296-298). Twenty-sixth-ranked South Carolina jumped into fourth place overall with an 887 (295-289-303) ahead of No. 22 Alabama with an 887 (291-300-302). Fifth-ranked Vanderbilt was 33 strokes off the lead finishing sixth overall with 898 (296-303-299) with No. 27 LSU (899) and No. 4 Auburn (902) just ahead of Arkansas. Arkansas breaks a bit from competition before traveling to NCAA Regionals in Ann Arbor, Mich., May 8-10. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM. 2007 Southeastern Conference Women’s Golf ChampionshipWest Point, Mississippi – Mississippi State University, hostApril 20-22, 2007Old Waverly Golf Club

Team To Par Scores
1. No. 3 Georgia +1 285-291-289=865
2. No. 7 Florida +17 296-295-290=881
3. No. 10 Tennessee +22 292-296-298=895
4. No. 26 South Carolina +23 295-289-303=887
5. No. 22 Alabama +29 291-300-302=893
6. No. 5 Vanderbilt +34 296-303-299=898
7. No. 27 LSU +35 294-303-302=899
8. No. 4 Auburn +38 298-302-302=902
9. No. 25 Arkansas +42 296-299-311=906
10. Mississippi State +82 312-295-307=914
11. Kentucky +67 308-308-315=931
12. Mississippi +50 312-311-323=946

Arkansas Individuals

T14 Alex Schulte +6 74-72-76=222
T30 Kristin Ingram +12 73-76-79=228
T37 Lucy Nunn +15 76-79-76=231
T37 Ashley Medders +15 79-72-80=231


Sports Category : Golf (W)