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Nunn first Arkansas second after first round

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Nunn first Arkansas second after first round

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AUSTIN, Texas – University of Arkansas senior Lucy Nunn paced the 19th-ranked Razorbacks to an opening round 288 and second place in first-round action at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic in Austin, Texas, Friday. Nunn is coming off her first career win last week and opened with a two-under 70 and is tied with five other players for the lead. Her score helped the Razorbacks to their third-lowest score of the season and they trail No. 2 Arizona State by one stroke with two rounds to play. “I’m really proud of our start today,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We put ourselves in contention to win the tournament today. We finished especially strong today and its fun to see how far up the leaderboard you can move on the last couple of holes.” Nunn birdied her last two but was not the only Razorback to drop strokes coming in. Sophomore Kelli Shean was one under on the day with a 71, followed by junior Kristin Ingram who was plus-one with a 73. Shean is tied for seventh overall while Ingram is tied for 15th. Junior Alex Schulte finished two over with a 74 and is tied for 24th while freshman Katy Nugent carded a 76 and is tied for 44th. Tiffany Phelps is also competing at the Longhorn Classic. Phelps opened with an 81 and is tied for 75th as an individual. Nunn, Ingram and Schulte combined to finish their second nine, holes one through nine, five-under on the day. “Alex birdied three of her last five holes, Kristin and Katy each birdied their final holes and Lucy finished with two birdies,” said Estes-Taylor. “That’s great to see all of our hard work paying off especially down the stretch.” Southeastern Conference member No. 13 Vanderbilt is tied for third with No. 14 Purdue after the first round. The Commodores and Boildermakers opened with 291. Number 29 New Mexico carded a 292, followed by No. 32 Notre Dame with a 296 and No. 10 Duke with a 299. Play continues Saturday and Sunday on the par 72, 6,324-yard University Golf Course. For more information about Arkansas golf, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic Austin, Texas || University of Texas Golf Course Par 72, 6324 Yards

TeamTo ParScore
12 Arizona State-1287
219 ARKANSASE288
T313 Vanderbilt+3291
T314 Purdue+3291
529 New Mexico+4292
632 Notre Dame+8296
710 Duke+11299
T8Oklahoma+14302
T849 Furman University+14302
1047 UCF+15303
1144 UT Chattanooga+16304
1223 Arizona+18306
1338 Texas+19307
14Tulsa+20308
1542 South Carolina+22310
1641 Texas A&M University+23311
17Florida State Univ.+29317

Arkansas Individuals

T1Lucy Nunn-270
T7Kelli Shean-171
T15Kristin Ingram+173
T24Alex Schulte+274
T44Katy Nugen+476
T75Tiffany Phelps (I)+981


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