Lady'Back linksters move up leaderboard at Stanford
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FAYETTEVILLE —-The second round of a golf tournament is commonly called “moving day” and the University of Arkansas took advantage of that Saturday jumping four spots in the standings at the Stanford Intercollegiate in Palo Alto, Calif.
Arkansas battled stiff competition and high winds moving up the leaderboard four spots with a second round 298 for a 597, just 23 strokes behind the leader.
Lady Razorback senior Stacy Lewis clings to the top of the standings in sole possession of second place after a second round 72 for 141 (69-72). Lewis is two strokes behind leader Amanda Blumenherst of Duke who leads the field with a 139 (66-73).
“I thought today was much better than yesterday,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes. “We had a really rough start today and kind of got it back in the middle. We gave away a couple of strokes again at the end but overall it was a good day for us. We’ve again put ourselves in a position to move up the leaderboard in the final round. I’m proud of the team’s effort today after the tough start.
Sophomore Kristin Ingram contributed to Arkansas’ second round success on the par 71, 6,089-yard Stanford Golf Course. Ingram opened play with a first round 79 but shaved seven strokes off Friday’s numbers for a 72 and a 151 overall. She moved into a tie for 34th overall.
Junior Lucy Nunn also moved up the leaderboard with a second round 78 for a 153 (75-78). Nunn is tied for 41st overall. Sophomore Alex Schulte bettered her first round total carding a 76 Saturday for a 154 (78-76). She is tied for 44th overall.
Freshman Kelli Shean struggled in the second round with an 81 and is tied for 56th overall with a 158 (77-81).
As a team, No. 13 Arkansas is in fourth place. Second-ranked Duke leads the field with a 574 (282-292) followed by fourth-ranked Arizona State who vaulted up the leaderboard with back-to-back 293s for 586. Top-ranked UCLA is third with 587 (291-296) just 10 strokes better than Arkansas.
The Lady’Backs finished in fourth ahead of No. 11 California and No. 18 Pepperdine who are tied for fifth with 601. Seventh-ranked Arizona holds on to seventh place at 602, followed by No. 8 Georgia with a 603.
The final round concludes with a shotgun start Sunday.
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