FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas sophomore Alana Uriell earned selection to the 2016 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-Region team the organization announced Tuesday.
The selection is the second consecutive all-region honor for the Carlsbad, California, native. All-region teams are based on the top-10 finishers and ties at each of the four regional sites.
Uriell tied for second at the St. George, Utah, Regional as a freshman and was third this year at the Stanford Regional.
Uriell led the team wire-to-wire and played to a third-place finish in her second NCAA Regional appearance. She was solid in each round shooting 72-67-71 — 210. Her round of 67 was the best of the day on Friday during regional play and she finished with 11 birdies over three rounds.
Uriell’s final day saw her open with a bogey on the second hole only to get it back with a birdie on No. 6, making the turn even. She bogeyed No. 10 and followed with a birdie on No. 11 before finishing her round with seven consecutive par holes.
Arkansas struggled out of the gates with a first round 298 but improved each day shooting 298-291-290 — 879 to move on to the program’s eighth NCAA Championship appearance.
Uriell is the sixth all-region selection in program history and she is the second Razorback to repeat on the team. Former Razorback Kristin Ingram was Arkansas’ first all-region selection in 2008 followed by Emily Tubert (2011, 2012), Gabriela Lopez (2015) and Uriell (2015, 2016).
The Razorbacks travel to Eugene, Oregon, for the 2016 NCAA Championship beginning May 20. Four rounds of stroke play determine the individual winner. The top eight teams move on to match play to decide the team title.