No. 6 Women’s Golf Earns Fifth at Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. – The No. 6 women’s golf team delivered an incredible round on the final day of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate to finish in fifth with a 4-under 280, tied for the lowest among the teams in the tournament in the final round. Arkansas was just three shots off the lead heading into the final few holes but could not get the birdies needed down the stretch to take the lead. Nonetheless, Arkansas was able to finish strong behind three scores at par or under on Wednesday, including a career-low 4-under 67 from Kendall Todd. The Hogs finished the tournament with a 7-over 859 (284-295-280), marking Arkansas’ best finish in their 11 years playing at Long Cove Club and the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.

Todd’s 67 propelled her to a tie for ninth in the tournament to jump 22 spots in the final standings to claim her second top 10 finish of the season. She registered five birdies, including on three consecutive holes from 4-6, with just one bogey. Todd logged 12 pars on the day, as well. She registered a 1-under 212 (71-74-67) for the tournament, her third time this season finishing at par/under across a tournament. Todd now has nine rounds at par/under and a round in the 60s on the season. The junior tied for the second-best par 5s average with 4.56.

Miriam Ayora logged a 2-under 69, which jumped her up 27 spots in the final standings. She registered four birdies including three from holes 13-15 with just two bogeys and 12 pars. Ayora finished the tournament at 3-over 216 (72-75-69) to tie for 28th.

Maria José Marin finished with an even-71 behind three birdies and 12 pars. Her three bogeys put her at even on the day to tie for 19th in the tournament with a 2-over 215 (70-74-71).

Reagan Zibilski logged a 2-over 73 in the final round. She had a great back nine with two birdies and seven pars but got in some trouble with the front nine with two bogeys and a double bogey on the sixth hole. Zibilski tied for 54th with an 8-over 221 (71-77-73).

Ela Anacona logged a 3-over 74, logging 15 pars on the day. She had three bogeys across the back nine but was steady in the front nine with nine straight pars. Anacona registered an 11-over 224 (78-72-74) for the tournament to tie for 66th.

Arkansas registered the most pars in the tournament with 184 along with the second-best par 4s average at 4.09 and fourth best par 5s average at 4.89.


On the team’s performance overall:

“I’m proud of our team today,” said head Shauna Taylor. “We put ourselves in a tough position after day two and to watch the collective effort to have a chance at the end to win is a momentum builder for us.”

On Todd’s performance:

“I’m so proud of Kendall Todd.  She has done everything we have asked of her the past two years, and this is a great reward to see her reap the benefits of it.”

Final words:

“This was a national championship field, and it shows the firepower we have across our entire team. I know we came up short of winning but todays round in tough conditions was a win for us by creating momentum as we head into the final regular season stretch.”


T9 – Kendall Todd – 71-74-67=211 (-1)
T24 – Maria José Marin – 70-74-71=215 (+1)
T28 – Miriam Ayora – 72-75-69=216 (+3)
T54 – Reagan Zibilski –71-77-73=221 (+8)
T66 – Ela Anacona – 78-72-74=224 (+11)


1 – No. 20 Arizona State – 278-286-291=855 (+3)
2 – No, 12 Northwestern – 281-282-293=856 (+4)
3 – No. 11 Auburn – 284-282-291=857 (+5)
4 – No. 5 South Carolina – 282-290-286=858 (+6)
5 – No. 6 Arkansas – 284-295-280=859 (+7)
T6 – No. 4 LSU – 283-289-292=864 (+12)
T6 – No. 7 Texas – 284-291=574 (+7)
T6 – No. 28 Georgia – 290-284-290=864 (+7)
T9 – No. 18 Duke – 281-290-294=865 (+12)
T9 – No. 2 Wake Forest – 284-291-290=865 (+12)
11 – No. 30 Mississippi State – 283-303-280=866 (+14)
12 – No. 21 Vanderbilt – 290-295-285=870 (+18)
T13 – No. 33 Kentucky – 290-288-298=876 (+24)
T13 – Baylor –298-285-293=876 (+24)
15 – No. 32 Alabama – 289-300-290=879 (+27)
16 – No. 37 Ohio State – 295-296-291=882 (+30)
17 – No. 9 Oregon – 296-302-287=885 (+33)


The Hogs will play at the MountainView Collegiate from Friday, March 15 to 17 at MountainView Golf Club in Tucson, Arizona.


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