Tom Murphy is a reporter for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A graduate of Louisiana Tech University, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and voter for the Heisman Trophy and AP Top 25 football poll. Murphy was the 2017 Arkansas Sportswriter of the Year.
Razorback golfers pick up All-SEC honors
Arkansas golfer Ela Anacona tees off during the Blessings Collegiate Invitational on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, in Johnson.
Arkansas juniors Kajal Mistry and Ela Anacona earned postseason honors announced on Wednesday by the SEC office.
Mistry, of Johannesburg, South Africa, was named a first-team All-SEC selection, and Anacona, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was selected to the conference’s Community Service team.
Mistry picked up three top 10 finishes this season, including her first collegiate win at the MountainView Collegiate, to earn a spot on the eight-person first team. She is one of two Razorbacks to appear in all 10 events this season and she leads the team with a 72.81 stroke average.
Anacona has done community service work at local elementary schools, volunteering with the Special Olympics and participating in Razorback Golf Day, a service-oriented project.
Anacona led the way this week as the Razorbacks qualified on Wednesday for their 12th NCAA championship appearance with a tie for third place at the NCAA Ann Arbor (Mich.) Regional. Anacona had the team’s best score in two of three rounds and tied for fifth place at the event.
Her opening-round 69 on Monday was one of just eight rounds under 70 among the 198 rounds played in the regional.
Mistry tied for 32nd at the regional at 13 over, behind Anacona and teammates Julia Gregg (+6) and Miriam Ayora (+9).
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