Lewis Lady'Backs vault up the leader board in the second round
Jump to second round results FRANKLIN, Tenn. – University of Arkansas junior Stacy Lewis rebounds as the Lady Razorbacks vault up the leader board into fourth place after second round action at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Classic in Franklin, Tenn., Saturday. Lewis, a Woodlands, Texas, native, had a 10-stroke swing counting the best round of the day with a two-under 69 helping Arkansas to a 296 for the day. Lewis jumped from a tie for 49th after Friday’s 79 into a tie for 10th with a 148. “It was a little better today,” said Arkansas head coach Kelley Hester. “We’re just three shots out of third. It’s just like the good ol’days,” she laughed. Seventeenth-ranked Auburn jumped into the team lead with a second-round 301 for a 588. Number one Georgia is second at 592 equaling Arkansas’ second-day 296 for a 592. Number 15 and host Tennessee, playing on their home course at Cherokee Country Club is third with a 596 followed by No. 27 Arkansas with a 599 (303-296). The unranked Swedish Junior National team rounds out the top five with a 602 (296-306). Arkansas freshman Alex Schulte, who was second yesterday, posted a day-two 79 and is tied for 16th with a 149 (70-79). Sophomore Lucy Nunn counted a 76 and is tied for 21st with a 150 (74-76) followed by a career-best round 74 from freshman Corinna Rees. Rees is tied for 36th with a 154 (80-74). Junior Ashley Medders improved on day two with a 77 and is tied for 66th with a 162 (85-77) and freshman Tanica van As, playing as an individual, is tied for 72nd with a 164 (82-82). “Stacy played much better today,” said Hester, “and we knew she would. Corinna also had a good round and we really hung in there today. We’re excited about giving ourselves a chance to climb into the top three in the final round.” Arkansas stands at fourth in the 15-team field. The are currently ahead of No. 31 Southern Methodist who is sixth with a 603. Number 30 Kent State is seventh with a 604 followed by No. 23 Florida (606), No. 21 North Carolina (608), No. 33 Furman (609), No. 11 Michigan State (613), No. 39 Alabama (614), No. 75 Penn State (615), No. 13 Northwestern (624) and No. 14 Michigan (627). Play concludes Sunday with a shotgun start. For more information about Arkansas golf, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.
|4||Arkansas, U. of||303-296=599|
|5||Swedish Jr. Nationals||296-306=602|
|9||North Carolina, U of||297-311=608|
|12||Alabama, U. of||303-311=614|
|13||Penn State Univ.||310-305=615|