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No. 9 Arkansas headlines the field at the Texas A&M Mo Morial

BY ANDRES FOCIL
No. 9 Arkansas headlines the field at the Texas A&M Mo Morial

FAYETTEVILLE — The ninth-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team returns to the links as the highest ranked field at the Texas A&M "Mo" Morial in Bryan, Texas, Friday-Sunday. Arkansas, competing in its third met of the spring, faces 17 other teams at the par 72, 6,255 yard Traditions Golf Club, playing the course for the first time. "One of the main reasons I wanted to compete at this event," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester, "was the golf course. This is the site of the Central Regional and, depending on where we are ranked, we could get sent back here. It’s always nice to see the course before the Regional." Arkansas has been a solid top 10 team all season and is coming off a solid third-place showing at the 2006 Lady Puerto Rico Invitational last week. Senior Amanda McCurdy won the individual title in Puerto Rico carding a 214 – one stroke shy of the school record. "Puerto Rico was good to us," said Hester. "Amanda came out with the win, her second of the year. It’s pretty impressive to be just three strokes short of winning. We played well and I was pleased." McCurdy again headlines Arkansas’ lineup this week. She is joined by fellow seniors Lindsey Hinshaw and Courtney Mahon along with sophomores Stacy Lewis and Ashley Medders who paced the qualifying round. "Ashley has a lot of potential," said Hester. Freshman Lucy Nunn will also travel and compete as an individual this week. "We have six legitimate players who can win a golf tournament," noted Hester. "Stacy clearly carried us late in the year last year. Now we have two people playing extremely well and several others who are capable of going low." Arkansas is the top-ranked team in the 18-team field. They are joined by No. 20 and host Texas A&M, No. 23 Kent State, No. 27 Southern Methodist and No. 26 Baylor. Also in the field is No. 108 Iowa State, No. 68 Kansas, No. 70 Kansas State, No. 34 Missouri, No. 37 Nebraska, No. 40 Notre Dame, No. 74 Oklahoma, No. 53 Oregon State, No. 45 TCU, No. 39 Tulsa, No. 86 UTEP, No. 89 Wisconsin and Redland Community College. For more information about Arkansas golf, log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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