HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — University of Arkansas sophomore Emily Tubert tied for 20th overall leading the No. 40 Razorbacks to a tie for 11th in the rain-shorted Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Sunday.Tubert, the Razorbacks and the rest of the field were chased from the golf course as they neared the turn yesterday as heavy winds and dangerous lightening halted play.The second round resumed Sunday morning and the event was shortened to 36 holes as the Razorbacks posted a 312 to finish.“Well, we were certainly disappointed in not being able to play the full tournament,” head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. This was a good event on a great golf course and we certainly would have liked another shot to move up the leaderboard.”Tuber, a Burbank, Calif., native opened with a first-day 73 followed by a 77 for 150 and a tie for 20th overall. Sophomore Emma Lavy tied for 33rd shooting 76-77=153, followed by Emily Podzielinski (80-79) and Victoria Vela (76-83) who tied fo 62nd with 159s. Freshman Audrey Monssoh rounded out the Razorback scoring tying for 70th with 82-79-161.Arkansas finished the tournament with a two-round 617 tying No. 24 Texas in 11th place. Second-ranked Alabama won the event shooting 571, followed by No. 10 North Carolina with 582, No. 5 Vanderbilt with 593, No. 41 UCF with 596 and No. 31 Virginia with 598 rounding out the top five.The rest of the field included No. 9 Georgia in sixth with 600, No. 34 TCU with 602, No. 30 South Carolina with 604, No. 17 Tennessee and No. 47 Wake Forest with 608, Notre Dame with 620, Coastal Carolina with 621 and USC-Beaufort with 660.
"This golf course is one that required strategy and commiting to that stragey and it was pretty tough off the tee," said Estes-Taylor. "At times I think we weren’t fully committed to our shots. I think we are better than our finish and I think we learned a lot from this golf course. We are going to come home and regroup and get ready for Gainesville."Arkansas returns to action March 16-18, at the Gator SunTrust Invitational in Gainesville, Fla.