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Notes From New Mexico

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Notes From New Mexico

Some notes from the course….

–Check out this story on Stacy Lewis at Golfweek.com (http://www.golfweek.com/story/stacy-lewis-feature-052008)

–The first nine holes played at a two-hour pace with golfers well ahead of the recommended pace of play for the golf course.

–The University of New Mexico golf course reversed its holes with the 10th hole becoming the first hole for this event.

–Players and spectators were warned to stay on the cart path because of rattlesnakes in the area.

–Arkansas made the turn tied for seventh overall.

–The final tee time is scheduled for 2:00 p.m., today – 3:00 p.m. central.

–Fans can watch the players live on holes 10, 17 and 18 by going to NCAA.com on Thursday and Friday.

–The temps were comfortable to start the day with a mild breeze. It got warmer as the day went on and the greens dried out and picked up speed. Green conditions are expected to change again as the day continues. The course is at elevation and the greens become damp later in the day.

–Winds are supposed to pick up late in the day and blow up to 30 mph in the coming days. The is a chance for rain Friday.

–Arkansas’ best team finish is 10th in 2006.

–Stacy Lewis is the program’s first NCAA golf champion winning the title last year in Florida.

–Duke is a three-time defending team champion.

–Arkansas State leads the nation with six women’s golf titles and they have appeared in 26 NCAA Championships.

–The front nine is lush and green with the back nine much drier and more hilly.

ABOUT ARKANSAS

–Sophomore Kristin Ingram is coming off a personal-best performance at last week’s NCAA West Regional Championship. Ingram picked up where she left off Tuesday playing the front nine one-under to lead Arkansas.

–Every Arkansas player struggled with the first hole of the tournament. It’s a par four playing 404 yards and Arkansas had four players with bogey and one with a double.

–Arkansas plays with SEC members Alabama and South Carolina on the first two days. The Lady Razorbacks tee off at 1:10 p.m. local, 2:10 p.m. central on Wednesday.



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