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Nunn leads Lady’Backs in her first collegiate event

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Nunn leads Lady’Backs in her first collegiate event

Jump to results FAYETTEVILLE — Despite tougher conditions at the golf course, the University of Arkansas moved up a spot to sixth after the second round of the Mason Rudolph Invitational in Nashville, Tenn., Saturday. Arkansas score was higher than day one, counting a 296 to pair with Friday’s 291 but the additional strokes didn’t slow the Lady’Backs’ progress up the leaderboard. In fact, Arkansas moved up a spot from a tie for seventh after round one into sole possession of sixth Saturday. "It was kind of a struggle today," said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. "The wind really picked up and conditions were tougher. Stacy (Lewis) and Ashley (Medders) struggled a little bit but the other three hung in there strong. I’m really pleased for the most part." Freshman Lucy Nunn, a newcomer from Lawton, Okla., continued to lead Arkansas with back-to-back even-par rounds of 72 in her first collegiate event at the Ironhorse Course at the Legends in Nashville, Tenn. Nunn’s 144 is good for a four-way for fifth place. Sophomore Stacy Lewis’ scores were higher Saturday and The Woodlands, Texas, native slipped to a tie for 17th overall with 70-77=147. Senior Courtney Mahon made up some ground and is also tied for 17th overall at 147 (74-73) while senior Amanda McCurdy moved from a tie for 56t to a tie for 39th with a 77-74=151. Ashley Medders rounded out the Arkansas scorers and is tied for 52nd overall with 154 (75-79). Senior Lindsey Hinshaw is competing as an individual and is also tied for 52nd (76-78). Vanderbilt continues to lead the tournament on their home course with a second round 299 for 578. They are tied for the lead with fourth ranked Georgia (285-293) and closely followed by No. 7 Arizona State in third with a 379 (287-292). Second-ranked Duke is fourth with a 582 (285-297), followed by No. 1 UCLA 290-295) at 585, and No. 13 Arkansas with a 287 (291-296). Arkansas is two strokes ahead of fifth-ranked Auburn who is sixth with a 587 (291-296). No. 22 Wake Forest is eighth with a 590, followed by No. 16 Tulane and No. 9 Florida round out the top 10. "We can still improve on a few things but we’re showing some good signs for this point in the season" said Hester. "Lucy is even par through two rounds and I can’t say enough about her in her first tournament. Courtney has also been really solid. Play continues with the final round Sunday.



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