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Lady Razorbacks finish second after strong performance in Texas

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The Razorback women's golf team finished a three-day affair at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio with a second-place finish Tuesday.

The Razorback team shot an 870 for a nine-stroke edge over Texas Tech, which finished in third place.The Hogs' top-three finish was the fourth such finish in four events this fall.

After the first-round Sunday, the Razorbacks found themselves in a comfortable second-place position and trailed only the No. 16 Florida Gators.

Arkansas was led in production by senior Regina Plasencia, a native of Guadalajara, Mexico, who tied for third place overall after shooting a 71, which was 1-under-par. She started the day with a pair of bogeys but rallied on the back nine by hitting three birdies.

Junior Summar Roachell also played well Sunday by posting an even score of 72. After the first round, Roachell was tied for seventh place.

Sophomore Alana Uriell was only one stroke behind Roachell at 12th place after Sunday’s play.

Rounding out the Razorbacks was junior Samantha Marks and freshman Cara Gorlei. Marks finished with a 78 on the day, and Gorlei finished with an 83.

The team finished the day by hitting a 294 and trailing Florida by only one stroke. No. 53 Texas Christian University and No. 29 Texas Tech went to the clubhouse tied for third place with a score of 297. Texas State finished in the top five with a score on 298 on Sunday.

Arkansas continued to play well in the second round Monday, and they remained in second place at the conclusion of the round. Florida kept the momentum going in the second round of play, and the Gators managed to pull ahead to a six-stroke lead over the Razorbacks.  

Plasencia played another great round of golf Monday, and by the end of the day, she went into the clubhouse tied for first place. Through the first nine holes, Plasencia hit par. She went on to hit back-to-back birdies on the 11th and 12th holes. Although she hit a bogey on the 13th hole, the senior was able to strike back with another birdie on the 17th hole.

Uriell stayed in the top 25 during the second round. She shot an impressive 76 and ended the day ranked 25th overall. Roachell ended the day with a 78 and moved down the board to the 31st position. Marks also tied for 31st place in the second round by shooting a 72.

In the final round, Florida led the way with a 579. Arkansas wasn’t far behind with a score 585. TCU pushed past Texas Tech and gained sole position of third place with a 588 through two rounds. Texas Tech dropped to fourth place, and No. 88 Wisconsin stood at fifth place.

Marks led the way for the Razorbacks on the third day by shooting a 69 in the final round. Marks finished with a 219, which was good enough for second place on the Razorback squad.

Plasencia finished first among Razorbacks and tied for 12th individually with a total of 218.

The Lady Razorbacks finished the third round with a score of 285.

Arkansas finished the tournament just shy of No. 16 Florida, which won the tournament with a final score of 858. The Razorbacks defeated one team in the top 15, five in the top 50 and placed better than three other Southeastern Conference teams.

The Lady Razorbacks won’t tee off again until Feb. 14 at the Rio Del Mar River Course in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the Lady Puerto Rico Classic.


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