Fassi, fourth-ranked Hogs hold lead at Puerto Rico Invitational

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Maria Fassi and fourth-ranked Arkansas remain in first place after second round action at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan. Puerto Rico, on Monday.

Players battled windy conditions on the Ocean Course but Fassi finished in the lead for the second consecutive day shooting 143 (68–75).

The Razorbacks lead the team competition by five strokes over No. 26 Iowa State. Arkansas is in the clubhouse with a two-round 586 (284–302).

Junior Dylan Kim remains in the top five, tied for fifth overall with a 147 (71–76), followed by senior Alana Uriell shooting 149 (72–77).

Freshman Maria Hoyos is tied for 13th carding a 150 (73–77) with sophomore Kaylee Benton in 37th with 155 (78–77). Senior Jordy LaBarbera tied for 43rd with 158 (84–74).

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Lineup

PLACE NAME SCORE TO PAR
1 Maria Fassi 68–75—143 +1
T5 Dylan Kim 71–76—147 +5
T11 Alana Uriell 72–77—149 +7
T13 Maria Hoyos 73–77—150 +8
37 Kaylee Benton 78–77—155 +13
T43 Jordy LaBarbera 84–74—158 +16

Notes
• Maria Fassi won two tournaments in the fall.
• Arkansas won three titles in the fall.
• Arkansas has produced four medalists at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Amanda McCurdy-2006; Stacy Lewis- 2008; Emily Tubert-2013; Maria Fassi-2016).
• Arkansas has won the team title at this event twice (2014, 2015).

From Shauna Taylor

The conditions were tough again.

I think we got a little frustrated at times but at the end of the day, it is about putting ourselves in position to accomplish our goals of being in contention with an opportunity to win on the last day.

That is the position we are in. The conditions are going to be tough again tomorrow and it’s really going to take a group effort.

I’m really proud of Jordy’s rebound today after a tough start. It’s fantastic for her and she did an awesome job out there in the conditions.

Overall, we did some great things but I think we got frustrated with the wind as well. I always say the wind has to be our friend.

WE have to make good educated guesses when the conditions are tough like that. I’m really looking forward to the opportunity tomorrow and I know this team is too. We are excited for a chance to accomplish our goals.

Team Results

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PLACE TEAM SCORE TO PAR
1 Arkansas 284 – 302 — 586 +18
2 Iowa State 296 – 295 — 591 +23
3 Kent State 292 – 302 — 594 +26
4 NC State 299 – 301 — 600 +32
5 TCU 297 – 306 — 603 +35
6 Colorado 310 – 299 — 609 +41
7 Maryland 302 – 308 — 610 +42
T8 East Carolina 303 – 310 — 613 +45
T8 Augusta 305 – 308 — 613 +45
10 Purdue 312 – 305 — 617 +49
11 Nebraska 309 – 319 — 628 +60
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