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BATON ROUGE, La. – University of Arkansas senior Lucy Nunn captured her first career win leading the 26th-ranked Razorback women’s golf team to a fourth-place finish at the LSU/Cleveland Classic in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday.
The Lawton, Okla., native fired a three-under 69 in the final round finishing with a career-best 209 (72-68-69) on the par 72, 6,424-yard University Club Course. Nunn was in a three-way tie to end regulation but birdied both holes winning a two-hole playoff.
“Well this was just a tremendous weekend for Lucy,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “She has a great work ethic and it’s just awesome to see that payoff in the form of a win today. She really deserved it and worked hard to get it.”
Arkansas made big strides in the second round moving up 11 spots on the leaderboard. The Razorbacks finished with a 287 in the final round finishing fourth overall. Third-ranked Virginia led wire-to-wire winning with an eight-under 856. No. 41 Tulane was second with an 861, followed by No. 10 and host LSU with an 867 and Arkansas with a three-day 869.
The Razorbacks got solid play from the top to bottom of the lineup in the final round. Juniors Kristin Ingram and Alex Schulte tied for 29th overall with 220 with both athletes shooting a final round even-par 72. Sophomore Kelli Shean finished tied for 43rd with a 222 and freshman Katy Nugent finished tied for 66th with a 228.
The Razorbacks return to the links March 20-21, at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic in Austin, Texas. For more information about Arkansas women’s golf, please log to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.