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UA women golfers seek first title

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Photographs by Michael Woods

Maria Fassi, from the University of Arkansas, watches her drive off the 10th tee Friday, June 24, 2016 during the LPGA Wal-Mart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. Fassi earned a spot in the tournament with a sponsors exemption.

The Arkansas Razorbacks' women's golf team will take Golfweek's No. 12 ranking into the SEC Championships this weekend in Birmingham, Ala.

At a glance

SEC Women’s Golf Championships

When Today-Sunday

Where Greystone Golf & Country Club, Birmingham, Ala.

Course Par 72, 6,898 yards

Arkansas Lineup (stroke average) Alana Uriell (72.23), Maria Fassi (73.41), Kaylee Benton (73.5), Cara Gorlei (73.82), Summar Roachell (76.8).

Team rankings (Golfweek top 25) No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Georgia, No. 11 South Carolina, No. 12 Arkansas, No. 23 Texas A&M

Noteworthy Arkansas’ Maria Fassi tied for fifth at 1-under 215 at last year’s 54-hole SEC competition. … The SEC women’s tournament is being played at the Legacy Course at Greystone for the fifth consecutive year. … The top five individuals in the SEC are Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight (70.41 average), Texas A&M’s Maddie Szeryk (70.56), Florida’s Maria Torres (71.04), Alabama’s Lauren Stephenson (71.05) and South Carolina’s Katelyn Dambaugh (71.26).

— Tom Murphy

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