Swinging for a Title at The Blessings

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 10 University of Arkansas women’s golf team tees it up in search of the program’s first NCAA title at the 2019 NCAA Championship at Blessings Golf Club this week.

A fourth-place finish in last week’s Washington Regional allowed the Razorbacks to return home to compete for a title on their home course. This week, Blessings Golf Club will play as a par-73 and 6,473 yards, one of the longest Arkansas has played all year.

Player of the year candidate Maria Fassi headlines the talented Razorback squad. She and fellow seniors Kaylee Benton and Dylan Kim are all First-Team All-Southeastern Conference selections in 2019. A pair of freshmen in All-SEC selection Brooke Matthews and Ximena Gonzalez round out the starting five. Senior Cara Gorlei is in the lineup as an alternate.

Format
Teams compete in four rounds of stroke play with a cut from 24 to 15 teams after three rounds. The fourth round will determine the individual champion. The top-8 teams after four rounds of stroke play move on to three rounds of match play to determine the team title.

Need To Know
Admission to the two-week event (both the women’s and men’s championships) has been generously underwritten by the Tyson Family and Tyson Foods, Inc., providing complimentary admission for fans. Concessions are available on the course. The practice round begins at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 16, followed by stroke play May 17-20. The Razorbacks are paired with Florida and Auburn and tee off beginning at 1:01 pm. On Friday.

The Field
The pressure-packed event welcomes 24 of the nation’s best teams including 20 teams in the Golfstat.com Top-25 and all of the top-11 teams in the nation.

1. Southern California
2. Texas
3. Duke
4. Arizona
5. Kent State
6. Wake Forest
7. Stanford
8. Vanderbilt
9. Florida State
10. Arkansas
11. Florida
13. Auburn
14. Arizona State
15. UCLA
16. Northwestern
17. Virginia
18. Washington
20. Illinois
22. Purdue
23. San Jose State
30. Mississippi
36. Tennessee
43. Central Florida
52. Indiana

Kathleen Scavo – Oregon
Aneka Seumanutafa –Ohio State
Ellie Slama – Oregon State
Kaitlin Milligan – Oklahoma
Michaela Fletcher – Memphis
Amanda Hollandsworth – Virginia Tech
Linette Holmslykke – Murray State
Virunpat Olankitkunchai – Maryland
Angelica Moresco – Alabama
Haylin Harris – Michigan State
Mikayla Fitzpatrick – Xavier
Allyson Geer-Park – Michigan State

More Information
Keep up with all of the latest news and information and get behind the scenes looks into our program on our social media accounts. Follow us on Twitter at @RazorbackWGolf and check out our Facebook page “Razorback Women’s Golf.” Stats, news and player information can be found at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.

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