Andrew Hutchinson is a multimedia reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas.
Arkansas finishes third at SEC championship
Gabby Lopez gets a hug from her caddy, her brother Pepe Lopez, before hitting from the first tee on Friday, June 21, 2013, during the first round of the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas finished third at the SEC Women's Golf Championship in Birmingham, Ala.
The Razorbacks posted a final round 301 and was 13 strokes behind Vanderbilt, which won the championship. South Carolina finished second.
“We didn’t get the team result we hoped for this weekend,” Arkansas head coach Shauna Estes-Taylor said, “but I’m so proud of the way we finished."
Sophomore Gabriela Lopez was the Razorbacks' top finisher, coming in tied for second. It was the highest finish by an Arkansas golfer at the championship since Stacy Lewis won the event in 2005 and 2008.
Senior Emily Tubert shot a 76 in the final round and finished tied for 10th.