FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. The University of Arkansas women’s golf team begins the spring ranked 24th in the Golf World/NGCA Golf Coaches’ Poll it was announced today.
It is the first poll of the spring season a season that the Razorbacks have yet to start. Arkansas opens next week at the LSU/Cleveland Invitational in Baton Rouge, La.
“It’s great to be recognized by your peers and to have the University of Arkansas name appear in a national poll,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We have a solid team that, I think, will improve with each round of golf that we play. We’re excited to get back out on the course and get the spring season started.”
Sophomore Kelli Shean and senior Lucy Nunn emerged as the fall leaders for the four-event start to the season. Shean leads the team with a 74.42 stroke average followed closely by Nunn with a 74.92 average.
“Lucy is playing great golf right now<‘said Estes-Taylor. “Her mechanics are sharp and I look for her to have a great final semester. She is fired up to end on a good note. Kelli has worked hard on making a few swing changes to help her get ready for spring golf. She is impressive to watch and I look forward to seeing those changes pay off down the stretch.
Arizona State opens the spring in the top spot getting 13 of the possible 27 first-place votes. UCLA is second followed by Southern California, Oklahoma State and Virginia rounding out the top five. Other SEC schools in the poll include No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 Auburn, No. 10 Georgia, No. 11 LSU and No. 13 Vanderbilt. Tennessee and Florida are both receiving votes.
GOLF WORLD/NGCA GOLF COACHES’ POLL
|1.||Arizona State (13)||659||2|
|25.||San Jose State||59||NR|