Bob Holt is a Razorbacks beat reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Two Razorbacks to play in LPGA tournament
Summar Roachell of Conway concentrates on where she needs to hit the ball Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Lost Springs Golf Course in Little Flock during the KPMG Stacy Lewis Junior Open.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas golfers Regina Plasencia and Summar Roachell will play in the qualifying round for spots in the Walmart LPGA Northwest Arkansas Championship, held June 27-29 at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers.
Plasencia, from Guadalajara, Mexico, was a sophomore in the just completed college season and earned second-team All-SEC honors. Roachell, a freshman, is from Conway. In her first NCAA regional event, she tied for 38th.
Gabriela Lopez, an Arkansas sophomore this year, and recently graduated All-American Emily Tubert, have received sponsorship exemptions to play in the Northwest Arkansas Championship. The tournament will mark Tubert’s professional debut.
The field is headed by former Arkansas NCAA champion Stacy Lewis, the world’s No. 1 ranked player.