Razorbacks break winless streak at LSU Classic
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Arkansas won its first event since 2011 on Sunday with a 10-shot victory at the LSU Golf Classic. The Razorbacks held onto their second-round lead in chilly final-round temperatures and gusting wind to finish ahead of Tulane.
Arkansas, ranked No. 8 by Golfweek, opened with 5-over 293 at the University Club in Baton Rouge, La., to take an immediate lead. The Razorbacks finished with a 35-over 899 total, and earned a fourth consecutive top-3 finish. Arkansas had finished second in its previous two starts this spring.
“I’m just really proud of this group and the way they persevered today in some really tough conditions,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said. “To lead wire-to-wire is a really good confidence boost for this group. (Assistant coach) Mike (Adams) and I have talked to them about staying patient and committing to the process and that when it was our time it would happen. I’m really proud that they believe in what we’re doing and how they stayed committed.”
Tulane, No. 24, was second and host LSU, No. 27, was third.
Arkansas junior Emily Tubert won the individual title in Baton Rouge, earning the fifth title of her college career. Tubert, the 2010 U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links champion and a member of the U.S. Curtis Cup team, finished the tournament at even-par 216. She was five shots ahead of Tulane’s Maribel Lopez Porras and LSU’s Madelene Sagstrom.
–Information from Arkansas Athletics was used in this report