SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The 11th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team rallied in the final round of the 2011 NCAA Central Regional Championship and came off the golf course in fourth place Saturday and have high expectations of advancing to the NCAA Championship in Bryan, Texas, later this month.
Arkansas carded a tournament best 289 in the final round finishing with an 899 for the event. There are still several teams out on the course and results are not final but the Razorbacks’ fourth place position seems to at least have them in the top eight and advancing.
Freshman Emily Tubert came off the course tied for second shooting 219 for the weekend on the Warren Golf Course in South Bend, Ind. Tubert shot 75-69-75 and was the leader after the second round.
Redshirt freshman Emma Lavy had the most dramatic comeback going low and tying Tubert for the lowest round of the weekend (so far) with a 69 on Saturday. The Fayetteville, Ark., native shot 82-80-69 for 231.
Senior Kelli Shean finished with a solid tournament with a 224 and rounds of 72-79-73, while fellow upperclassman Corinna Rees finished with a 230 with rounds of 78-78-74.
Sophomore Victoria Vela rounds out Arkansas’ scores and played one-over Saturday with a 73. Vela bogeyed the first hole and counted 17 consecutive pars to finish. She scored a 232 with round of 82-77-73 for the event.
As of 12:35 p.m. Central, there were still 18 teams still out on the course and no scores or positions are final.