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Razorback women’s golf in Tennessee

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback women’s golf in Tennessee

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 18th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team returns to the road this weekend traveling to the Mercedes Benz Collegiate in Knoxville, Tenn. Arkansas has two fall events under its belt and hopes to tighten up their game this weekend at Fox Den Country Club. “We worked a lot on course management this week,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We talked a lot about different ways to play shots and I hope we see that transition to lower scores in Tennessee. The three-day event moves from Cherokee Country Club to Fox Den this year. Fox Den plays 6,057 yards and is a par-72. It is the first time Arkansas’ traveling team has seen this course. “This is a good course but one the team is unfamiliar with,” said Estes-Taylor. “I’ve played on it and coached on it so I know it and we’ve been talking a lot about it. It plays a lot like Fayetteville Country Club and it’s an old, traditional course.” Senior Lucy Nunn again leads the charge this week. Nunn has been Arkansas’ low finisher in the first two events and leads the team with a 74.5 stroke average. Nunn is joined by juniors Alex Schulte and Kristin Ingram along with sophomore Kelli Shean and freshman Katy Nugent. Junior Tiffany Phelps is making her first appearance of the season and is playing as an individual. In addition to playing the course, the Razorbacks face their third challenging field in as many events. In addition to the Razorbacks, this year’s field includes Central Florida, No. 11 Denver, RV Furman, Indiana State, Kentucky, No. 22 Kent State, No. 16 LSU, RV Louisville, Ole Miss, No. 21 North Carolina, North Carolina State, SMU, RV South Carolina, RV Tennessee, RV Tennessee-Chattanooga, No. 20 Texas A&M and Tulane. Arkansas tees off at 10:45 a.m. with SEC rivals LSU and Tennessee.



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