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Nunn leads the field

Nunn leads the field

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BLYTHEVILLE, S.C. – University of Arkansas senior Lucy Nunn fired a one-under 70 and is tied for the lead at the 2009 Southeastern Conference women’s golf championship in Blytheville, S.C., Friday. Nunn’s 70 could have been even better as the Lawton, Okla., native carded four birdies and two doubles at Cobblestone Country Club. She is tied with Auburn’s Haley Wilson for the lead. The 17th-ranked Razorbacks are tied for second in the team race posting a first-round 295. Seventh-ranked Auburn leads the field with five-over 289 while No. 29 Tennessee is tied with Arkansas with a plus-11 295. The Razorbacks and Lady Vols hold a four-stroke lead over fourth-place and No. 40-ranked South Carolina who opened with a 299. There are ties for fifth and seventh with No. 14 Georgia and No. 6 Alabama tied at 300 and No. 8 LSU and No. 38 Ole Miss tied with 17-over 301s. Number 18 Vanderbilt (304), No. 28 Florida (307), No. 41 Kentucky (313) and Mississippi State (318) round of the field. “It was a good solid start for us,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We’re right where we want to be and we put ourselves in contention to win the golf tournament. Lucy was really solid today. She was really low in the middle of her round and I’m pleased for her.” Junior Kristin Ingram is tied for 10th after the first round shooting a two-over 73 and Alex Schulte and Kelli Shean are tied for 25th with 76. Freshman Katy Nunn rounds out the Razorback scoring with a seven-over 78 in the first round. “Our goal is to go out and finish solid,” said Estes-Taylor. “They gave a great effort today and fought for every shot. It’ll take a team effort the next two days and we want to fight as a group and we’ll see what happens in the end.” Play continues through Sunday. For more information about Arkansas women’s golf, log on to

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