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Shean drops a stroke

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Shean drops a stroke

ROGERS — University of Arkansas senior Kelli Shean shaved one stroke off her first round total shooting a two-over 73 at the P&G Beauty NW Arkansas LPGA Championship at Pinnacle Country Club Saturday.Shean, a Cape Town, South Africa, native opened play with a 74 followed by Sunday’s 73 for a 147. She was tied for 105th when she came off the golf course.“It’s just been a great week,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “I couldn’t be more proud of Kelli or Stacy (Lewis). Kelli’s putter was not as hot as it needed to be this weekend but she did a lot of awesome things. She had great ball-striking and it just seemed like her putter burned the edges on a lot of hole.“Kelli had the chance to tee it up against the world’s best players and it’s a great measuring stick for her,” Estes-Taylor continued. “She wants to turn pro after graduation and this event showed her what it takes to play at that level. She’s walking away from this experience with more confidence and I hope that carries over into the start of the collegiate season.”Shean carded an even par 36 on the front nine and went one-under with a two on the par three 15th hole. But she gave the stroke back with a double on the 16th hole followed by a bogie on the 17th to finish two over.Shean is in danger of missing the cut for Sunday’s final. The cut appears to be around 144 although all scores are not yet final.Former Razorback Stacy Lewis ended her day tied for eighth overall with back-to-back 69’s. She is four-under for two rounds.Lewis had six birdies in the round and played the front nine even. She birdied the 11th and 12th holes but gave a stroke back on the 15th. She moved to two-under with a birdie on the 18th to finish her round.Lewis was the beneficiary of several Razorback Hog Calls Saturday and played Razorback golf balls for the tournament. She commented that this weekend’s experience was like being in college again.



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