PARRISH, Fla. – University of Arkansas senior Kelli Shean is in the clubhouse with a three-over 147 and a tie for eighth place after two rounds of the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla., Monday.
Shean opened with a first round 75 and was even with a 72 in the second round leading the No. 13 Razorbacks to a tie for 11th after the first day of the first event of the spring.
"We got two rounds under our belts today and obviously scrapped off a lot of competition rust," Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. "We had to count several big numbers and that hurt us but we did some nice things as well.
"Kelli led the way with a nice par the second 18," Estes-Taylor said. "She dug in there and finished strong."
Freshman Emily Tubert opened play with a one-over 73 and posted a 77 in the second round for 150. She is tied for 22nd. Freshman Emma Lavy (78-79) and sophomore Victoria Vela (76-81) are tied for 58th overall with 157 and Rachel Carpenter rounds out the scoring for Arkansas. Carpenter is tied for 71st with a 165 with rounds of 84-81.
"I saw glimpses of good from everyone and that gives us the fuel to go out and try again tomorrow," Estes-Taylor said. "This team is really talented and has the potential to achieve a lot of great things this season. We are excited about playing again tomorrow and leaving it all out on the golf course."
Fourth-ranked LSU leads the field after a pair of rounds with a two-over 583. Number 42 Texas A&M is second with a 584 followed by No. 16 Iowa State with 585, No. 32 TCU with 587, No. 22 Kent State with 596, No. 43 Northwestern with 598, No 18 Michigan State and Michigan tied with 603, No. 26 Ohio State at 605 and No. 36 Minnesota with 607 rounding out the top 10.
Play continues Tuesday with the final round at River Wilderness Golf and Country Club.