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Razorback women’s golf moves up leaderboard

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback women’s golf moves up leaderboard

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OWNINGS MILLS, MD – The 15th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team move up one spot finishing 11th overall at the NCAA Preview in Ownings Mills, Md., Monday. Arkansas carded a 308 against one of the toughest fields outside the NCAA Tournament moving up one spot in the final round. “Well, we improved a spot in the final round and I’m pleased with that,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “It was such a tough field. To win tournaments and championships, you have to tee it up and see where you are. We know now that we have a couple of swings we need to tighten up and work on some putting. I saw moments of greatness from everyone.” Lone Razorback senior Lucy Nunn paced Arkansas. Nunn tied for 30th overall with a 226 (74-74-78). Sophomore Kelli Shean stepped up to tie for 39th overall with a 230 (80-78-72) followed by freshman Katy Nugent and junior Kristin Ingram who tied for 52nd. Nugent finished her first collegiate outing with a 235 (82-76-77) as did Ingram (76-78-81). Junior Alex Schulte rounded out the Arkansas scores. She finished 60th with a 242 (80-78-84). “Katy was so nervous before the first round,” said Estes-Taylor. “She’s going to be a great college golfer. She’s a quick learner and has the guts and determination to will the ball in the hole. I was also pleased with Kelli’s comeback today. If we can get that out of her on a consistent basis we’ll be OK.” Fourth-ranked Arizona State rallied in the final round with three individuals in the top 10 to win the tournament. Second-ranked Southern California was second followed by No. 14 Virginia, No. 6 Georgia and No. 10 Alabama rounding out the top five. Oklahoma State freshman Caroline Hedwall earned medalist honors with a four-under par 212 to win. The Razorbacks return to the links Sept. 26-28 at the Mason Rudolph Championship in Nashville, Tenn. For more information about Arkansas golf, please log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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