Championship Season Begins On The Links

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –  The 14th-ranked University of Arkansas women’s golf team begins postseason play this week traveling to Birmingham, Alabama for the 2017 Southeastern Conference Championship at Greystone Golf and Country Club.

 

The three-day event returns to the Legacy Course at Greystone for the fifth consecutive year beginning on Friday.

 

Arkansas has one team title, two individual titles and four top-4 finishes this season. Although the Razorbacks have already gone toe-to-toe with some very talented fields, the SEC Championship will be one of the deepest that Arkansas faces all year.

 

However, the battle-tested Razorbacks return to the links with an experienced lineup, one that gives them the best chance to win a championship. Junior Alana Uriell leads the team with a 72.23 stroke average. The Carlsbad, California native captured her first collegiate victory in the final event of the fall.

 

Sophomore Maria Fassi is next with a 73.41 stroke average. Fassi led Arkansas with a 1-under 215 at last year’s event finishing tied for fifth overall in her first SEC Championship.

 

Newcomer Kaylee Benton has given Arkansas a lift this season. The UNLV transfer grew up in Arkansas, returned to her home state, and is averaging 73.50 as a sophomore. She has been the Razorbacks’ low finisher in two events this season.

 

Sophomore Cara Gorlei has also played in all eight events this year and checks in with a 73.82 stroke average. Lone senior Summar Roachell rounds out the Razorback lineup. The Conway, Arkansas, native is making her fourth SEC Championship appearance with the Razorbacks.

 


The Field

Team          Golfstat.com         Golfweek.com

Alabama               1                            1

Arkansas             14                          12

Auburn                40                          39

Florida                  7                            6

Georgia                8                            7

Kentucky             53                          50

LSU                    69                          65

Ole Miss              68                          69

Mississippi State  59                          58

Missouri              54                          55

South Carolina     11                          11

Tennessee          32                          33

Texas A&M          21                          23

Vanderbilt            62                          59


 

 

Follow us at @RazorbackWGolf on Twitter and Facebook for more information.


More Stories

Latest News

  • KNWA - Northwest Arkansas News

  • Fox 24 News

  • NWA Weather Authority

  • Razorback Nation

  • KNWA News

  • Fox24 News

  • Razorback Nation

  • KNWA Northwest Arkansas News Mobile App

  • NWA Weather Authority Mobile App

  • Hogville for Sports Mobile App