Lady'Back golf moves to No. 19 this week

FAYETTEVILLE — After starting the year at No. 31, the University of Arkansas women’s golf team soared to No. 19 this week in the latest poll. "It’s great news," said head coach Kelley Hester. "Certainly we still have a ways to go but whatever ratings or rankings you get is a bonus. It’s great for the team to see some benefits from all of their hard work; some fruit for their labor." The Lady Razorbacks come off a record-setting opening event at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational hosted by New Mexico. Arkansas finished fifth overall at the event behind redshirt freshman Stacy Lewis’ 216. The Woodlands, Texas, native tied the school record for lowest individual three-day total while the Lady’Backs recorded the lowest team three-day total with an 890. The solid performance saw the Lady’Backs finish in front of two top 25 teams and six top 50 teams helping Arkansas move up in the poll. The Lady Razorbacks don’t have much time to enjoy today’s news as they travel to Lubbock, Texas, for the Jeannine McHaney Invitational hosted by Texas Tech, this Friday through Sunday. "We want to go out to Lubbock and keep improving and moving up," added Hester. For more information about Arkansas golf log on to Rankings (9/19/04)

1 Missouri (C) 71.13
2 Ohio State (C) 71.45
3 Purdue (C) 72.73
4 Michigan (C) 72.79
5 Louisiana State (E) 72.84
6 Georgia (E) 72.93
7 Colorado State (W) 72.94
8 Tennessee (E) 73.09
9 New Mexico (W) 73.51
10 Furman (E) 73.51
11 Florida (E) 73.51
12 Pepperdine (W) 73.59
13 Michigan State (C) 73.60
14 Virginia (E) 73.68
15 Oklahoma (C) 73.85
16 Iowa State (C) 73.99
17 Wake Forest (E) 74.01
18 BYU (W) 74.09
19 ARKANSAS (C) 74.26
20 Oklahoma State (C) 74.34
21 Northwestern (C) 74.40
22 Washington State (W) 74.40
23 Kent State (C) 74.60
24 North Carolina (E) 74.84
25 Texas A&M (C) 74.93