Arkansas Razorback golfers Summer Roachell and Regina Plasencia both missed the cut in the Monday qualifier at the Walmart NWA Championship at Pinnacle Hills Country in Rogers.
What was supposed to be a quick four-hour round turned into an all day struggle, taking eight hours to finish. A three hour rain delay took an emotional toll.
“You have to be OK with it and not get frustrated with the weather because you can’t control it,” said Arkansas junior Regina Plasencia. “You have to be OK not having the normal warm up you do.”
“I was a little emotion because I felt like I played better than my score,” said Arkansas sophomore Summer Roachell. “To come up short hitting the ball well is disappointing.”
Roachell started out well, but finished with a 75, five strokes off the qualifying score of 70.
“You got to grind it out every single time,” said Roachell. “I feel like I did that today and came up short, but just keep getting better. Hopefully I have this opportunity again.”
Plasencia struggled to get a rhythm with the three hour delay. She carded a 77.
“It’s only 18 holes so you have to be in control all the time and this one just slipped away,” said Plasencia. “The future ones to come, I’ll get them.”
Both players will be back at Arkansas next season with another chance to make the field in 2015.