PARRISH, Fla. — University of Arkansas senior Kelli Shean finished third leading the Razorbacks to an eighth place finish as a team at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla., Tuesday.
Shean fired a final round 76 for 216 (71-69-76) leading Arkansas. As a team the Razorbacks struggled a bit falling into eighth overall with a 304 in the final round. The Razorbacks ended the two-day, three-round event at the River Wilderness Country Club with a 900 (303-293-304).
“We were a couple shots away from being really good this week,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “We got some of the competition rust off and saw some things we can improve on. We’re going to come back and get after it before our next competition.”
Senior Kristin Ingram moved up the leaderboard and tied for 35th overall with 228 (78-76-74), followed by senior Alex Schulte who tied for 44th with 230 (76-76-78). Freshman Victoria Vela tied with Schulte in 44th at 230 (79-72-79) with senior Corinna Rees finishing 56th overall with a 232 (78-78-76).
Florida won the event leading wire-to-wire and finishing with a seven-under 857. The top five included TCU in second with 776, Purdue in third with 889, Michigan State in fourth with 895 and a three-way tie for fifth with LSU, Ohio State and Texas A&M all carding an 898.
Arkansas was eighth with 900, followed by Kent State with 904, Texas with 906, Northwestern and South Carolina with 915, Missouri with 919, Notre Dame with 921 and Michigan with 923.
The Razorbacks travel to the Kinderlou Challenge Feb. 28-March 2, in Valdosta, Ga.