Razorbacks Go To AuburnThe Razorback women’s golf team travels to Auburn, Ala., for the 2011 SEC Women’s Golf Championship this weekend. Arkansas is making the program’s 16th appearance at the league event since adding women’s golf for the 1995-96 season.
This Week’s FieldThis week’s field includes all 12 SEC member institutions. They are (with Golfstat rankings as of 4-11-11): No. 3 Alabama, No. 8 LSU, No. 11 Georgia, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 14 Tennessee, No. 17 Auburn, No. 21 Vanderbilt, No. 26 Florida, No. 37 South Carolina, No. 41 Ole Miss, No. 54 Kentucky and No. 96 Mississippi State.
About The CourseThis year’s SEC Championship takes place at the Auburn University Club at Yarbrough Farms. The 18-hole, 7,326-yard championship course is on 225 acres surrounding the 25-acre Yarbrough Lake. It has a course rating of 75.3 and a slope rating of 138 on Bermuda grass. This week’s event will play 6,364 yards (3258 on the front nine and 3106 on the back nine).
Last YearAlabama won the title last year with Vanderbilt second at the Crimson Tide-hosted event at NorthRiver Yacht Club. Arkansas was third with Kelli Shean finishing fourth overall.The Traveling PartyHead coach Shauna Estes-Taylor and the Razorbacks have settled into a traveling lineup for the year. Freshman Emily Tubert and senior Kelli Shean along with senior Corinna Rees, sophomore Victoria Vela and redshirt freshman Emma Lavy make the trip this weekend.
SEC Player RankingsAs the women’s golf season approaches postseason the SEC player rankings have been released. Razorback freshman Emily Tubert ranksed third overall in the conference with a 71.93 stroke average. Senior Kelli Shean is ranked 11th followed by senior Corinna Rees at No. 25, sophomore Victoria Vela at No. 34 and redshirt freshman Emma Lavy at No. 37.
Arkansas At The SEC ChampionshipThe Razorbacks have finished second once (2008), third three times (2005, 2009, 2010), fifth twice, sixth, eighth, 10th and 11th once, ninth twice and 12th three times in the team’s 15 appearances.Former Razorback Stacy Lewis is a two-time individual winner earning medalist honors as a redshirt freshman in 2005 at Tunica National in Mississippi. Lewis repeated in 2008 winning at Loudon, Tenn.
Up NextThe Razorbacks move on to the NCAA Regional Championships following SECs. This year’s hosts include Stetson University and the Central Florida Sports Commission from the East; Notre Dame from the Central and Washington from the West.