July 14, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Former University of Arkansas standout golfer and LPGA Futures Tour player Lucy Nunn has been named the assistant coach of the University of Kentucky women’s golf team, head coach Golda Johansson Borst announced Thursday.
“I’m really excited about adding Lucy to our team,” Borst said. “I think she’s going to bring a lot to the program. She played at a Southeastern Conference school in Arkansas and was a part of bringing that program to great success. She understands the hard work that goes into the process of building a successful team and I’m excited about what she brings to the table; the competitiveness, the passion, the knowledge.”
A graduate of Arkansas in 2009, Nunn excelled on and off the golf course in Fayetteville, Ark., en route to earning her degree in kinesiology and receiving numerous honors.
Before joining the Arkansas women’s golf team, Nunn was the top prospect coming out of the state of Oklahoma. The native of Lawton, Okla., competed in all of Arkansas’ regular season events as a sophomore, and finished the year with the second best stroke average on the team and the 21st best average in the SEC. As a junior at Arkansas, 31 of Nunn’s 36 rounds played were counted toward the team total. In her senior season, Nunn led the Razorbacks with an exceptional scoring average of 73.64, earning three top-10 finishes, including a first-place finish at the LSU/Cleveland Golf Classic.
After finishing the SEC Championship in ninth place during Nunn’s sophomore year, the Razorbacks surged toward the top of the conference during her junior and senior years, finishing in second place both years. Arkansas’ back-to-back second-place finishes at the SEC Championship were program bests, with Nunn playing an instrumental part by finishing in seventh place as a junior and sixth place as a senior.
“I’m really excited about this opportunity, and I’m really excited about the goals that Golda has for this program,” said Nunn about joining the UK program. “I’m looking forward to using my knowledge and skills from college and my professional game in helping push the team in the right direction. Having played in the SEC really helps. I saw Arkansas go from the middle of the pack to the top of the conference. I feel like that knowledge will definitely help in getting this program in the right direction.”
Nunn was a four-time member of the SEC honor roll and in 2009 was named to the All-SEC Second Team and SEC Community Service Team. Golfweek added Nunn as an All-American honorable mention and she also received the Brandon Burlsworth Award for Character and Integrity from Arkansas in 2009.
Following a successful collegiate career at Arkansas, Nunn joined the LPGA Futures Tour in May 2009. Her best finish was a tie for 15th place at The International at Concord held in Concord, N.H., in 2010. Nunn also made nine cuts out of the 14 events she played in 2010.
Nunn is the daughter of Ron and Cindy Nunn and has an older sister, Andrea.
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