Razorbacks travel to Bryan National
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The 24th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team travels East taking part in the Bryan National in Browns Summitt, N.C., this weekend. The Razorbacks have sprinted through the spring season and this weekend’s event is the final regular season contest for Arkansas. “It’s been a sprint,” said Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor. “We were actually a little blessed with the rain at Georgia last week because we were able to have a bit of a break. We’re ready to go for this event. We have one last good match-up before we head into the post-season.” Arkansas has been steady in the traveling five and does not change this week. The Razorbacks travel lone senior Lucy Nunn, juniors Kristin Ingram and Alex Schulte, sophomore Kelli Shean and freshman Katy Nugent. “This group learned a lot about themselves last week,” said Estes-Taylor. “They know they can’t take things for granted and that we have to be good at the little things to be successful. Lucy has really stepped up her game this year but I can really say that about the whole team. We’re very balanced and we are getting better every time we play.” Arkansas again faces a tough field with 18 teams scheduled to compete on the Champions Course at Bryan Park Golf and Enrichment Center. The Bryan field includes: No. 24 Arkansas, No. 55 College of Charleston, No. 50 East Carolina, No. 8 Georgia, No. 9 LSU, No. 18 Louisville, No. 16 Michigan State, No. 32 Notre Dame, No. 13 North Carolina, No. 37 NC State, No. 94 UNC Greensboro, No. 78 UNC Wilmington, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 40 South Carolina, No. 30 TCU, No. 33 Tennessee, No. 3 Virginia and No. 11 Wake Forest. Arkansas is making the program’s second appearance at this event. The first came March 28-30, 2008, where Arkansas finished fourth in the 18-team field. Arkansas carded a 913 (305-302-306) last year. Former Razorback Stacy Lewis was last year’s medalist winning the tournament with a one-under 215. Florida won the team title. “This is another familiar place,” said Estes-Taylor. “The team pulled out their yardage books for this course on the way home last week. I like the golf course. I think it sets up well for us.” The Razorbacks travel to Columbia, S.C., for this year’s SEC Championship April 17-19. Then it’s on to Regionals May 7-9, and possibly the NCAA Championship May 19-22. For more information about Arkansas women’s golf, log on to ArkansasRazorbacks.com.