CHAPEL HILL, NC – The fourth-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team battled some high numbers shooting a first-round 302 and are in a tie for 11th place at the Ruth’s Chris Tar Heel Invitational at the UNC Finley Course in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday.
Arkansas is 14-over for the first round and trail No. 2 Duke by 17 shots, but the Razorbacks are just five strokes from the seventh spot with two days of play remaining.
Senior Gabriela Lopez and sophomore Alana Uriell paced Arkansas shooting three-over 75. The duo are tied for 38th overall. Lopez counted two birdies but had three bogeys and an uncharacteristic double on the seventh hole. Uriell posted four birdies but had five bogies and one round on the 10th hole of her round.
Senior Regina Plasencia and sophomore Summar Roachell are tied for 47th overall shooting 76 in the first round. Freshman Cara Gorlei rounded out the Razorback scoring shooting 78. She is tied for 71st.
From Shauna Estes-Taylor
We obviously got off to a very slow start today. I love the challenges this golf course gives to our team and now we have to learn from our mistakes today. We made some pretty aggressive mistakes in some places where we short-sighted ourselves and it made it tough to get up and down. I think we learned a really good lesson and we are looking forward to the opportunity to compete two more days and move up the leaderboard. Today was a great learning tool and we will use it and help us grow as a team and help us get better.
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