CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The University of Arkansas women’s golf team played to a fourth-place finish against a strong field at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on Sunday.
Junior Maria Fassi paced the Razorbacks along with solid finishes by senior Alana Uriell and junior Dylan Kim as Arkansas posted a final round 284 shooting 851 for the weekend.
Sixth-ranked Duke won the event on its home course at Finley Golf Club counting an 833. They were followed by No. 2 Alabama with 834 and No. 14 South Carolina was third with 846. The Razorbacks were fourth with No. 34 North Carolina rounding out the top five shooting 856.
Uriell and Kim went low for Arkansas on Sunday with rounds of 70 while Fassi and Kaylee Benton both shot 72. Cara Gorlei added a 74 in the final round.
Fassi finished tied for 11th overall leading Arkansas with a 6-under 210 (73–65–72). Uriell (70–72–70) and Kim (71–71–70) tied for 16th overall shooting 4-under 212. Benton tied for 32nd posting a 1-over 217 (74–71–72) and Gorlei finished tied for 63rd with a 225 (74–77–74).
The Razorbacks led the field with 197 par holes, 14 more than the next team. Benton was a big part of that with 42 pars over three rounds. Uriell was next with 41 for the weekend. Fassi tallied 13 birdies to lead Arkansas.
From Shauna Taylor
“Obviously, we fell short of our goal of winning the golf tournament. This is a golf course that gives way to a lot of birdies and we didn’t convert as many opportunities as we did the first two tournaments. We made a couple of mistakes and didn’t convert as many birdies as we could have and if you do that against a tough field like this its hard to win. Overall, everyone did some positive things. There are some things we have to work on and we have to execute our game plan. The ANNIKA forced you to be specific and here you had to be disciplined to be specific and we need to do a little better job of that. I’m really proud of having three people in the top-16. I’m excited to tee it up with this group next week and see what we can do.”
The Razorbacks return the links for the final event of the fall at the Maryb S. Kauth Alamo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas, on Oct. 22-24.
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|The Field||Score||To Par|
|1||No. 6 Duke||283–271270–279—833||-31|
|2||No. 2 Alabama||285–279–270—834||-30|
|3||No. 14 South Carolina||284–281–281—846||-18|
|4||No. 1 Arkansas||288–279–284—851||-13|
|5||No. 34 North Carolina||289–283–284—856||-8|
|6||No. 26 Wake Forest||289–289–291—862||-2|
|7||No. 31 North Carolina State||286–286–290—863||-1|
|8||No. 45 Louisville||288–289–287—867||+3|
|9||No. 24 Virginia||298–283–290—868||+4|
|T10.||No. 16 Vanderbilt||298–284–287—872||+8|
|T10.||No. 9 Michigan State||297–282–293—872||+8|
|12||No. 73 Michigan||299–287–289—875||+11|
|13||No. 45 Ohio State||292–286–298—876||+12|
|14||No. 53 Virginia Tech||304–287–291—882||+18|
|15||No. 91 Tulane||300–294–295—889||+25|
|17||No. 72 UNC-Wilmington||303–301–299—903||+39|
|18||No. 62 Iowa||299–297–312—908||+44|