UA women finish 13th at SEC Championships

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Posted: Friday April 15th 2022

The University of Arkansas women’s golf team had its worst round of the week Friday at the SEC Championships at Greystone Golf & Country Club near Birmingham, Ala.

With a 16 of 304, the Razorbacks fell to 13th and out of the match play portion of the event for the first time.

The Razorbacks finished three rounds of stroke play at 35, ahead of only Missouri (+57) and 35 shots behind defending champion Auburn, who shot an even 288 in the three rounds.

The No. 20 Tigers will face No. 8 Tennessee (+23) in the quarterfinals. The No. 14 LSU had the first round under par of the tournament with a 286-under-2 on Friday and finished second at 2 over. No. 3 South Carolina finished third at +3, followed by No. 23 Ole Miss (+12), the duo of No. 9 Alabama and No. 10 Florida at +16, and Vanderbilt (+17).

LSU’s Ingrid Lindblad shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to earn medal honors at 10 under, a better shot than Auburn’s Megan Schofill.

Junior Kajal Mistry and sophomore Ela Anacona led the Razorbacks with 3 of 75 on Friday, while rookie Giovanna Fernandez was a shot behind.

Arkansas junior Julia Gregg was the best on the team, tied for 24th at 5 after shooting a 78 on Friday. Sophomore Miriam Ayora, who had the team’s save score of 1-under 71 on Thursday, scored an 81 on Friday.

The Razorbacks won the SEC Championship in 2018, the first year the format changed to three rounds of stroke play followed by three rounds of match play.

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