FAYETTEVILLE — For the second consecutive polling period, the University of Arkansas women’s golf team is eighth in the GolfWorld/National Golf Coaches Association poll, it was announced today. The Razorbacks have two events under their belts this season opening with a sixth place showing at the Dale McNamara NCAA Preview before picking up a win at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate in Knoxville, Tenn., last week. The Razorbacks picked up a win at the rain-shortened event and were the only team under par for the tournament. Senior Emily Tubert won the individual title with a five-under performance and teammates sophomores Regina Plasencia and Gabriela Lopez tied for second with both players in contention along with Tubert. Arkansas moved up to No. 6 in this week’s Golfstat.com poll as a result of that performance. UCS remained in the top spot in the poll getting all 21 available first-place votes. The Trojans won the fourth consecutive event over two seasons at the Dale McNamara NCAA Preview. SEC member Alabama remained in second with Oklahoma moving into third this week. Duke and SEC member Florida round out the top five. SEC members Georgia and Vanderbilt remained in the top 25 with Mississippi State, Kentucky and South Carolina jumping into the poll this week in the always-tough SEC. The Razorbacks are hosting an Alumni Weekend in conjunction with Arkansas’ home football game and return to the course Oct. 11-13 for the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational. For more information on Arkansas women’s golf, follow @RazorbackWGolf on Twitter. Golf World/WGCA Coaches’ Poll Sept. 30, 2013 Issue Division I
Also receiving votes: College of Charleston, 58; Louisville, 52; Ohio State, 41; Auburn, 39; Wake Forest, 39; Northwestern, 35; LSU, 32; Texas Tech, 22; Arkansas State, 21; UCF, 19; Kent State, 16; Notre Dame, 14; Campbell, 13; Texas A&M, 13; UC Davis, 12; Baylor, 11; Colorado, 11; Mississippi, 10; Pepperdine, 8; Tennessee, 8; Texas, 8; SMU, 7; McNeese State, 5; Denver, 4; Princeton, 4; UNLV, 4; New Mexico, 3; East Carolina, 2; Oregon, 2; Wisconsin, 2; Yale, 2; Penn State, 1.