FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas women’s golf team moves up two spots to No. 7 in the latest Golf World/Women’s Golf Coaches Association coaches poll announced today.
The Razorbacks are coming off a solid fall with four top six finishes including a tournament title in Tennessee. Arkansas kicked off the spring in good form as well with a win at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic with sophomore Gabriela Lopez
finishing third and seniors Emma Lavy
and Emily Tubert
tying for fourth overall.
The Razorbacks earned 413 points in this week’s poll and moved up two spots from No. 9 in the previous poll. They are the second-highest ranked Southeastern Conference team, trailing only No. 6 Alabama, a team Arkansas defeated in Puerto Rico. Other SEC teams in the poll include No. 12 South Carolina, No. 14 Vanderbilt, No. 17 Florida, No.24 Auburn and No. 25 LSU. Kentucky and Georgia are both receiving votes.
Arkansas moved up to No. 4 in this week’s Golfstat.com poll after the win. The Razorbacks are No. 7 in the Golfweek.com standings this week as well. Lopez is ranked No. 20 as an individual by Golfweek.com followed by No. 34 Emily Tubert
and No. 37 Reginia Plasencia.
The Razorbacks return to the links March 7-9, at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head Island, S.C., as the regular season continues.
USC, winners of its first five tournaments to start the 2013-14 season, held on to the top spot in the first spring edition of the Golf World/WGCA women's Division I college coaches' poll. The Trojans picked up where they left off the fall with a victory at the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge before finishing second at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate. USC claimed 21 of the 22 available first-place votes.
Coming in second in the poll was UCLA, which finally knocked off its cross-town rivals at the Sugar Bowl to claim its third victory in 2013-14. The Bruins earned the remaining first-place vote.
Duke, Arizona State and Washington round out the top five.
One new program joined the top 10: No. 10 Arizona. Similarly, one new school joined the top 25: No. 24 Auburn.
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