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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

Team To Par Score
1 2 Arizona State -1 287
2 19 ARKANSAS E 288
T3 13 Vanderbilt +3 291
T3 14 Purdue +3 291
5 29 New Mexico +4 292
6 32 Notre Dame +8 296
7 10 Duke +11 299
T8 Oklahoma +14 302
T8 49 Furman University +14 302
10 47 UCF +15 303
11 44 UT Chattanooga +16 304
12 23 Arizona +18 306
13 38 Texas +19 307
14 Tulsa +20 308
15 42 South Carolina +22 310
16 41 Texas A&M University +23 311
17 Florida State Univ. +29 317

Arkansas Individuals

T1 Lucy Nunn -2 70
T7 Kelli Shean -1 71
T15 Kristin Ingram +1 73
T24 Alex Schulte +2 74
T44 Katy Nugen +4 76
T75 Tiffany Phelps (I) +9 81


Sports Category : Golf (W)