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Women’s Golf opens strong at Stanford

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Women’s Golf opens strong at Stanford

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PALO ALTO, Calif. – The 24th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team fired a two-under season-best 282 and is in a tie for fifth place after first round action at the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., Friday. Four of the five Razorbacks were even or under par as Arkansas put together a solid first day of golf. “We did a really good job of converting what we worked on in practice to the golf course today,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We came out and attacked the golf course and put ourselves in contention. We’re going to come out Saturday and Sunday and try to do more of the same and see where that gets us.” Senior Lucy Nunn and junior Kristin Ingram each carded one-under 70s and are tied for 13th place. Sophomore Kelli Shean and junior Alex Schulte were even with rounds of 71 tying for 28th and freshman Katy Nugent counted a 76 for Arkansas. Nugent is tied for 68th overall. Arkansas began the day on the 10th tee and had nine birdies amongst the five golfers at the turn. Arkansas was even on the front nine holes of the golf course. Top-ranked UCLA leads the 16-team field blistering the Stanford Golf Course with a seven-under 277. Fifth-ranked Oklahoma State made a late move claiming sole possession of second place with a six-under 278. Second-ranked Southern California is tied with host Stanford at five-under 279, followed by Arkansas and 282. The Razorbacks are tied with Arizona and New Mexico and are just five strokes behind the leader. The Razorbacks were two strokes better than No. 15 California who is eighth with 284. Ninth-ranked Duke is ninth with 285 followed by No. 17 Pepperdine and UNLV who are tied for 10th with 287. The rest of the field includes No. 6 Vanderbilt at 289, Oregon at 291, Texas at 295, Washington with 296 and No. 25 Oregon State with 312. “The team played its heart and soul out today and I’m really proud of the effort,” said Estes-Taylor. Play continues for the Razorbacks Saturday and Sunday.



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