Congrats to Stacy Lewis, Winner of the 2013 British Open…Former University of Arkansas women’s golfer Stacy Lewis fired an even par 72 in the final round of the Ricoh Women’s British Open moving into the lead on Sunday. Lewis was three-back much of the day but back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18 combined with bogeys by the leader, helped Lewis move up the leaderboard.For a full recap, check out articles here and here.Fast Facts about Stacy Lewis and her win:
– Lewis is from The Woodlands, Texas.- She shot 67-72-69-72=280 for the tournament.- Former Razorbacks have now won both the men’s and women’s British Open (John Daly, 1995).- The Lewis victory is the first major win for her, or any American in a major, since the 2011 Kraft Nabisco.- Lewis is only the second American woman to win this event. – Lewis’ win ends a 10-event drought for Americans in LPGA Majors. – She is the only American who has won more than one major in the last five years. – Lewis is a member of the 2013 Solheim Cup beginning Aug. 12, at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colo. – Lewis entered the week with 857 points leading the field in the Solheim Cup qualifying.
Current Razorback head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor tweeted a great post-win picture:
Why being a Razorback is the best decision in the world! #winningmajors #buildingchampions #neveryield #gohogs pic.twitter.com/2kSdg4LvwF
– Shauna (@EstesTaylor) August 4, 2013
Football Reporting Day…The University of Arkansas football team reported for preseason camp yesterday. The team’s first practice will be held this afternoon. Practices for at least the first week are closed, but fans can find daily coverage on ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Check out Razorvision’s coverage of Reporting Day:
The Allstar Quest Continues…The Malvern Allstars out of Malvern, Ark., are competing in the SW Regionals in Waco, Texas, and are trying to reach the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Although they lost their first series game Friday against Fairacres from Las Cruces, N.M. 11-1 in five innings, they came back in a 13-3 win Sunday over North Boulder from Boulder, Colo. They will face Tulsa National from Tulsa, Okla. today at 2 p.m. Be sure to support the Allstars and follow their Twitter @MalvernAllstars for news and updates.
Razorbacks in MLB…The second half of the Major League Baseball season is in full swing and several former Arkansas baseball players continue to play key roles for their respective clubs. Here’s an update on the six former Razorbacks currently in the big leagues.
Logan Forsythe has played in 39 games with the San Diego Padres and is hitting .211 with four home runs and 13 RBI. Forsythe hit his fourth homer of the season last weekend in a victory over the New York Yankees.
Watch Forsythe’s home run vs. the Yankees here.
Craig Gentry has returned from injury and is back patrolling center field for the Texas Rangers. Gentry has played in 59 games this season and is hitting .233 with a homer and 12 RBI. Gentry is hitting .316 over his last 10 contests.
Dallas Keuchel has pitched in 22 games, including 14 starts, this season for the Houston Astros. Keuchel has compiled a 5-6 record with a 4.64 ERA, striking out 80 batters in 104.2 innings pitched.
Cliff Lee continues to be the ace of the Philadelphia Phillies’ pitching staff. Lee has started 21 games in 2013 and has a 10-5 record with a 3.13 ERA. Lee has put together an impressive 2013 season and was selected to the All-Star Game for the fourth time in his big league career.
Check out Lee’s appearance in the 2013 All-Star Game:
Blake Parker has been a key part of the Chicago Cubs bullpen this season. Parker has pitched in 26 games and has a 0-1 record with one save and a 2.39 ERA. Opponents are hitting just .212 off of Parker, who has struck out 28 hitters in 26.1 innings. Parker has not allowed an earned run during his last five appearances.Drew Smyly continues to put up impressive numbers on the mound for the Detroit Tigers. Smyly has pitched in 41 games in 2013 and is 4-0 with two saves and a 1.91 ERA. Smyly has only allowed opponets to hit .196 against him. Over his last 10 games, Smyly has only allowed one earned run in 10.1 innings.
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