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Razorbacks higher in second round

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks higher in second round

PALO, ALTO, Calif. —Higher scores in the second round saw the No. 12 University of Arkansas women’s golf team slip into a tie for eighth overall at the Pac 10-SEC Challenge in Palo Alto, Calif., Saturday.The Razorbacks suffered through 25 bogeys and two doubles getting just 11 birdies in the second round finishing with a 296 for 584 (288-296) and into a two-way tie with No. 21 Tennessee.“We struggled a little today as a group,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “We got a little impatient today. It’s a good time to happen and it will help us prepare for tomorrow and rest of the season.”Senior Kelli Shean fought back from a pair of doubles shooting a one-over 72 at the Stanford Golf Course. Shean leads Arkansas and is tied for 14th overall with 143 (71-72). Freshman Emily Tubert was a rare five-over with a second-round 76 (71-76) for 147. Tubert is tied for 27th overall.Freshman Victoria Vela was solid for Arkansas bettering her first round score with a 72 on Saturday. Vela is tied for 27th as well with 147 (75-72). Senior Corinna Rees, who had a stellar 71 in the first round, shot 77 Saturday for 148 (71-77) and is tied for 35th overall. Redshirt freshman Emma Lavy rounds out the Razorback scoring with back-to-back 76s for 152 (76-76). She is tied for 60th.“Emily played her last seven holes one-under and Victoria really hung in there well,” Estes-Taylor said. “She got the ball up-and-down well today.“You’re going to have those days,” she continued, “but as long as you take something positive away from this, you get better. We’re expecting some tough conditions tomorrow but this group is prepared for that and hopefully that’s a chance for us to move up the leaderboard.”Fifth-ranked UCLA maintained its lead with a three-under 281 for 566 and the top five includes No. 26 Auburn and No. 3 Alabama with 575, No. 13 Arizona in fourth with 578 and No. 4 California in fifth with 581.The rest of the top 10 is led by No. 30 Washington and No. 36 Stanford tied for sixth with 582 followed by Arkansas and No. 21 Tennessee with 584, and No. 2 Southern California in 10th with 585.Play concludes Sunday with the final round. It is also the final round of the fall for the Razorbacks.



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