FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The seventh-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team shot an opening round 14-over 302 at the 44th Annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the UGA Golf Course in Athens, Georgia, Friday.
The Razorbacks, facing one of the toughest fields outside of the NCAA Championships, finished tied with top-ranked Duke University in ninth place. Teams are now seeded by their round one finish and move on to three rounds of match play Saturday and Sunday.
The Razorbacks open at 8:20 a.m. off the 10th tee and face Auburn University in the first match. The Tigers were 11th in the 12-team field with a day one 303. Arkansas then takes on Oregon State in their second match of the afternoon at approximately 1:20 p.m.
Freshman Maria Fassi paced the Razorbacks with a one-over 35-38 – 73. Fassi has been the Razorbacks’ low scorer in every tournament since graduating high school early and joining the team in January.
Junior Summar Roachell was three-over with a 34-41 – 75, and tied for 29th overall. Freshman Cara Gorlei tied for 38th overall shooting 37-39 – 76, followed by sophomore Alana Uriell who is tied for 50th with a 39-39 – 78. Senior Regina Plasencia rounds out Arkansas’s scored with a seven-over 40-39 – 79.
The match play results will be available on BirdieFire.com Saturday and Sunday.
|T12||Maria Fassi||35-38 – 73|
|T29||Summar Roachell||34-41 – 75|
|T38||Cara Gorlei||37-39 – 76|
|T50||Alana Uriell||39-39 – 78|
|T54||Regina Plasencia||40-39 – 79|
|1||No. 3 UCLA||286|
|2||No. 6 Georgia||288|
|3||No. 5 Alabama||289|
|4||No. 2 Southern California||292|
|5||No. 4 Northwestern||294|
|T7||No. 41 Purdue||297|
|T7||No. 14 Kent State||297|
|T9||No. 7 ARKANSAS||302|
|T9||No. 1 Duke||302|
MATCH PLAY SCHEDULE
|Match 1||UCLA vs. Kent State|
|Match 2||Southern Cal vs. Northwestern|
|Match 3||Alabama vs. Denver|
|Match 4||Georgia vs. Purdue|
|Match 5||Duke vs. Oregon State|
|Match 6||Arkansas vs. Auburn|
|Match 7||Winners of Match 1 and Match 2|
|Match 8||Winners of Match 3 and Match 4|
|Match 9||Losers of Match 1 and Match 2|
|Match 10||Losers of Match 3 and Match 4|
|Match 11||Duke vs. Auburn|
|Match 12||Arkansas vs. Oregon State|