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Razorbacks post best round of the ball

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks post best round of the ball

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The seventh-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team posted its best round of the fall with a 299 on the final day of the Mason Rudolph Fall Preview in Franklin, Tenn., Sunday. Arkansas’ round of 299 moved the Razorbacks into a 14th place finish at one of the toughest collegiate events outside of the NCAA Championship at the Legends Golf Course near Nashville, Tenn. The Razorbacks finished play 14th overall with a 909 that included rounds of 304-306-299. “Our team total was better today and we finished strong,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “We are a little disappointed in our finish but we learned a lot about ourselves as a team and about what are strengths and weaknesses are. We are excited to get back home and work on things before we head out to North Carolina for our next event.” Sophomore Emily Tubert finished strong with an even par 72 in the final round. Tuber tied for 16th overall shooting 220 (74-74-72). Her final round began on the 10th hole and she opened with four consecutive pars to start play. Tubert picked up a bogey on the par five 14th hole but got the stroke back with a three on the par four 17th to turn even. The Burbank, Calif., native moved to one under with a birdied on the first hole but finished the final four holes with two bogeys and a birdie ending her day even. Sophomore Emma Lavy finished the first round of the fall tied for 43rd overall shooting 227 (73-76-78) while junior Victoria Vela tied for 62nd overall with a 231 (79-77-75) improving with each round of play. Junior Meagan Roberts moved up into a tie for 75th overall after posting one of the best collegiate rounds of her career with a 74 on Sunday. Roberts finished with a 235 (82-79-74). Sophomore transfer Emily Podzielinski tied for 78th in her first competition as a Razorback. Podzielinski shot 237 (78-80-79) for the weekend. “I was pleased with Meagan’s finish to shoot two over in the final round in one of her first events for us in a while,” Estes-Taylor said. “We have a lot of the tools we need to be a pretty good team but we are going to have to work hard every day to get where we want to be.” Top-ranked UCLA rallied in the second round and held on for the win shooting 873 for the three-day event. The rest of the top five included No. 3 Alabama with 879, No. 13 Arizona State with 884, No. 5 Virginia with 884, No. 11 North Carolina and No. 20 Texas A&M tied for fifth overall with 886. Eighth-ranked Duke finished seventh with 887 followed by No. 2 Southern California with 888, No.16 Vanderbilt with 890, No. 12 California with 893, No. 6 LSU with 896, No. 14 Georgia with 902, No. 19 Florida with 905 and Arkansas in 14th with 909. The other teams in the field included No. 9 Arizona in 15th with 915, No. 17 Tulane with 919, No. 10 Tennessee with 924 and No. 4 Purdue in 18th with 930. The Razorbacks return to the course Oct. 7-9, at the Lady Tar Heel Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.



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