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Shean enjoys great fall

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Shean enjoys great fall

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. – University of Arkansas senior Kelli Shean finished third helping the Razorbacks move up the leaderboard in the final round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown in Boulder City, Nev., Wednesday. Shean rallied with an even-par 72 in the final round finishing with a three-under 213 for the event. The Razorbacks scored 303 in the final round moving up three spots to a fifth-place finish in windy conditions. "We’re worn out," Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. "It was tough out there today with winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour. But those are conditions we’ve seen all fall and that’s probably what helped us move up the leaderboard today. "We struggled a bit down the stretch or we might have finished even better," she continued. "Overall, we’re ending the fall on a high note and I’m pleased with the progress we made." Shean was solid throughout the fall and in the final tournament. She opened with a career-low 67, paired with 74-72 for her 213. Sophomore Katy Nugent finished with a final round 75 going 78-72-75 for a 225 tying for 22nd overall. Senior Kristin Ingram tied for 36th overall with a 228 with rounds of 72-78-78 followed by senior Alex Schulte who shot 74-78-80 for 232 and a tie for 57th. Junior Corinna Rees rounded out the Razorback scores with a 235 counting consistent rounds of 79-78-78 to tie for 69th overall. Seventeenth-ranked Arizona won the event with a 14-over 878, followed by No. 15 Florida five strokes back with 883. Louisville was third with 868 and No. 36 UC Davis, 889, and Arkansas, 896, rounded out the top five. The rest of the field included No. 23 Washington (899), No. 38 TCU (900), No. 46 Idaho (901), No. 29 Kent State (301), No. 40 UNLV (911), Colorado State (912), No. 34 Texas Tech (912), No. 39 Northwestern (913), Colorado (916), Minnesota (916), No. 47 Missouri (916), BYU (928) and UNLV B (956). "We have some things to work on as we head into the winter break," said Estes-Taylor. "We’re going to hit it hard in the gym and focus on our weak spots and one of those is putting. We’ve got to find more confidence in our game – in our putters. We have to believe we can move up the leaderboard and have a chance to win every event." The Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown is the final fall event for the Arkansas women’s golf team. For more information about the team or Arkansas athletics, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.



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