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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

RankTeamPointsLast
1.UCLA (18)4971
2.Arizona State (1)4743
3.USC (1)4692
4.Oklahoma State4185
5.Virginia4128
6.Alabama4026
7.Duke3857
8.Georgia3304
9.Wake Forest3239
10.Pepperdine31114
11.Auburn30711
12.Vanderbilt29010
13.North Carolina26813
14.LSU22916
15.Purdue20917
16.Denver19512
17.California17215
18.Louisville15724
19.Stanford12519
20.Michigan State124NR
21.Kent State10820
22.Arizona8621
23.Arkansas69T-25
24.UC Irvine36NR
25.Texas A&M1723

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)