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Women’s Golf finishes fall No. 23

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Women’s Golf finishes fall No. 23

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s golf team finished the fall season ranked No. 23 in the Golf World/NGCA Golf Coaches Poll it was announced this week. Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor and the Razorbacks completed a solid four-event fall season in with a pair of top 10 finishes. The Razorbacks opened the season with an 11th-place showing at the NCAA Preview and followed up with a 12th-place finish at the Mason Rudolph Championship. Arkansas next carded a season-best 885 finishing a season-low sixth at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate and wrapped up the fall with a tie for eighth at the Peg Barnard Invitational. “It was a good fall,” said Estes-Taylor. “We grew a lot as a team and learned so much about ourselves with each event. I’m pleased with the progress we made and I know that we can continue to improve this spring.” Sophomore Kelli Shean paced the team with a 74.42 stroke average over four events. Shean had one top 10 finish with a career-best 216 at the Mercedes Benz. Senior Lucy Nunn was second on the team with a 74.92 average followed by Kristin Ingram with a 75.08. UCLA tops the poll with 18 first-place votes. Arizona State, Southern California, Oklahoma State and Virginia round out the top five. The other Southeastern Conference teams include Alabama (No. 6), Georgia (No. 8), Auburn (No. 11) and LSU (No. 14). The Razorback women’s golf team returns to the links March 13-15 at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic. For more information about Arkansas women’s golf, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

GOLF WORLD/NGCA GOLF COACHES’ POLL Women’s Division I

Rank Team Points Last
1. UCLA (18) 497 1
2. Arizona State (1) 474 3
3. USC (1) 469 2
4. Oklahoma State 418 5
5. Virginia 412 8
6. Alabama 402 6
7. Duke 385 7
8. Georgia 330 4
9. Wake Forest 323 9
10. Pepperdine 311 14
11. Auburn 307 11
12. Vanderbilt 290 10
13. North Carolina 268 13
14. LSU 229 16
15. Purdue 209 17
16. Denver 195 12
17. California 172 15
18. Louisville 157 24
19. Stanford 125 19
20. Michigan State 124 NR
21. Kent State 108 20
22. Arizona 86 21
23. Arkansas 69 T-25
24. UC Irvine 36 NR
25. Texas A&M 17 23

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame, 13; Oregon, 11; San Francisco, 11; UC Davis, 10; Florida, 9; Texas, 9; New Mexico, 8; Colorado, 4; Ohio State, 4; San Jose State, 4; Florida State, 2; TCU, 2.



Sports Category : Golf (W)