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Women’s Golf No. 24 in spring poll

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Women’s Golf No. 24 in spring poll

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

Rank Team Points Last
1. Arizona State (13) 659 2
2. UCLA (13) 657 1
3. Southern California 620 3
4. Oklahoma State 522 4
Virginia 522 5
6. Alabama 508 6
7. Auburn 466 11
8. Duke (1) 457 7
9. Wake Forest 436 9
10. Georgia 430 8
11. LSU 407 14
12. Purdue 404 15
13. Vanderbilt 342 12
14. Pepperdine 323 10
15. North Carolina 302 13
16. Denver 283 16
17. Michigan State 225 20
18. California 212 17
19. Louisville 180 18
20. Kent State 129 21
21. Arizona 128 22
22. Stanford 118 19
23. UC Irvine 115 24
24. ARKANSAS 105 23
25. San Jose State 59 NR

Others receiving votes: Ohio State, 36; Tennessee, 33; Florida, 29; Texas A&M, 19; Michigan, 11; New Mexico, 11; San Francisco, 8; Oregon, 7; Notre Dame, 6; TCU, 6. First-place votes in parenthesis



Sports Category : Golf (W)