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Uriell Joins @RazorbackWGolf

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Uriell Joins @RazorbackWGolf

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas women’s golf coach Shauna Estes-Taylor announced the signing of Alana Uriell to a National Letter of Intent during the spring signing period. “We are excited to add Alana to our team this fall,” said Estes-Taylor. “Mike (Adams, assistant coach) and I were on the road recruiting this off-season and had the opportunity to watch Alana play. We were immediately attracted to her sound fundamentals and her consistency in her shot-making. Alana brings a great spirit and a drive to compete for championships. We feel very lucky to have her join the Razorback family and we look forward to helping her grow her game even further.” A Carlsbad, Calif., native, Uriell has had a busy junior golf career including shooting 148 (75-73) in the 2014 AJGA Junior at River Ridge Golf Course earlier this month, finishing fifth. She posted a 215 with rounds of 76-71-68 to place seventh at the AJGA Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic earlier in the year. As a junior, Uriell had three top 10 finishes including a runner-up finish at the AJGA Junior at River Ridge shooting 75-72=147. She was third at the AJGA Junior at Robinson Ranch carding a 217 and was sixth at the AJGA ClubCorp Mission Hills Desert Junior with a 221. Uriell is a four-time USGA Championship participant and played in the Kraft Nabisco Junior Challenge as a senior. A four-year letterwinner for the Carlsbad High Lancers, Uriell paced her team to four League Championships. As a sophomore, she qualified for the state championship and won a USGA Girls Junior Championship Qualifier. As a junior, Uriell placed second in an ASGA event at River Ridge and she was a team captain as a senior. In addition to golf, Uriell is an artist whose work has been featured in her home community. She participated in the Arts for Healing project in which her painting was selected to hang on Grand Avenue in Carlsbad Village. Born Aug. 22, 1996, Uriell is one of two children of Pat and the late Barbara Uriell. She has a younger brother, Connor. For more information on Arkansas women’s golf, follow @RazorbackWGolf on Twitter.



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