Rogers, Ark. – University of Arkansas senior-to-be Lucy Nunn fired a second-round 74 at the 2008 P&G Beauty NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Ark., Saturday.
Nunn, who earned a spot as the low qualifier Monday, struggled with a first-round 82 after battling darkness and rain delays. After finishing her first round Saturday morning, Nunn was re-paired and sent back out to the course for round two.
Nunn rebounded with a 74 in the second round for a 156. She came off the golf course in 139th place. The top 66 plus ties make the cut and advance to Sunday’s final round.
Nunn’s second round saw the Lawton, Okla., native count five bogeys, one birdie and an eagle. Nunn birdied the par three sixth when she hit her tee shot close to the pin and sank the birdie putt.
She eagled the par five 13th hole to finish with a 74 in the round.
Nunn waited through a five-hour rain delay Friday before teeing off in her first LPGA event. She teed off a little after 7:00 p.m., getting four holes in before darkness forced players from the course.
Play resumed at 6:45 a.m. for the unfinished players and Nunn played another six holes before rains moved into the Northwest Arkansas area. The course was evacuated for the rain delay. Just as players began to return to the vans, a lightning strike was recorded and play was again halted.
The hour-and-a-half rain delay stalled the final holes of Nunn’s round but the short break before her next tee time seemed to refresh her.
Nunn posted a two-over 38 on the front nine – two strokes better than round one. She caught fire on the back nine, shooting an even par 36 compared to the first round 42.
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