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Razorback women’s golf returns to links

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorback women’s golf returns to links

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The seventh-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team travels to Franklin, Tenn., this weekend for the Mason Rudolph Championship hosted by Vanderbilt University. The three-day event takes place at the Legends Club, a par 72, 6,305-yard course, and the Razorbacks are making the program’s third appearance at the event. “We’ve really been working hard since our first event,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We’ve been working on some putting and we’ve lived in the bunkers trying to correct some of the weaknesses we saw in the opener.” Arkansas opened the year with an 11th-place finish at the NCAA Preview in early September. The Razorbacks stick with the previous lineup sending lone senior Lucy Nunn, juniors Kristin Ingram and Alex Schulte, sophomore Kelli Shean and freshman Katy Nugent into battle. “We qualified four rounds,” said Estes-Taylor, “and the same five made the cut. They are all pretty consistent right now. We made a lot of mistakes early and I was a little surprised. But most of it was things we can correct and continue to work on.” For the second consecutive tournament, the Razorbacks face a tough field. This weekend the Razorbacks face top-ranked Duke, No. 2 Southern California, No. 3 UCLA, No. 4 Arizona State, No. 5 Florida, No.6 Purdue, No. 10 Wake Forest, No. 11 Auburn, No. 12 Alabama, No. 14 Arizona, No. 16 Oklahoma State and No. 21 Tennessee who are all ranked in the Golfstat poll. In addition, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Stanford, Central Florida who are all ranked in the coaches poll, are also in attendance. This weekend’s event is the second of four fall tournaments for the Razorbacks. For more information about Arkansas women’s golf, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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