UCF Challenge Day 3: Blumenherst T-3; Lewis T-23
Arkansas' Stacy Lewis had a better final round than Duke's Amanda Blumenherst at Red Tail GC in Sorrento, Fla.--72 for Lewis; 76 for Blumenherst--but the Blue Devil had too much of a lead for the Lady Razorback to overcome in the final standings at the UCF Challenge, finishing T-3 (five-under 211) compared to Lewis' T-23 (two-over 218).
As for the race for national player of the year, the two now are all square in the head-to-head season standings (1-1) while Blumenherst maintains a 69.94 to 70.94 edge is stroke average. Lewis next plays at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational March 17-19 while Blumenherst plays again at the Liz Murphey Collegiate March 21-23 ... an event Arkansas and Lewis are also in the field for.
The individual title at the UCF Challenge went to Duke's Alison Whitaker, whose eight-under 208 was one stroke better than Purdue's__Junthima Gulyanamitta__. The Blue Devils won the team title, their fourth victory of the 2007-08 season, with a 13-under 851, nine strokes better than Purdue.