Surtevall to Play Alongside LPGA Legends

Arkansas Tech Golden Suns golf team member Rebecka Surtevall has been invited to compete in an event that features some of the biggest names in the history of women’s golf.

Surtevall will play in the Judson Collegiate and Legends Pro-Am Challenge presented by AT&T beginning on Saturday, June 28, at the Country Club of Roswell near Atlanta, Ga.

The event features two tournaments in one. Sixty of the top collegiate players in the nation, including Surtevall, will compete in a 54-hole amateur division that will conclude on Monday, June 30.

LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Nancy Lopez and Hollis Stacy are among those who will compete in the professional portion of the event, a 36-hole tournament that will conclude on Sunday, June 29.

Surtevall will be part of a group during the first round on Saturday that will include professional Allison Finney, a 1980 graduate of Stanford University and winner of more than $1.1 million during an LPGA Tour career that spanned from 1983-2004.

Their group on Saturday will also include Ashleigh Whisenant, a National Golf Coaches Association All-America Scholar from the University of Memphis.

They will start their first round at 9 a.m. Saturday on the 10th hole.

Surtevall, who will be a senior at Arkansas Tech in 2014-15, earned the opportunity to compete in the Judson Collegiate and Legends Pro-Am Challenge with three record-breaking seasons for the Golden Suns.

The junior from Stockholm, Sweden, fired a final-round 4-under par 67 on May 17 to climb into sole possession of third place in the final individual standings at the 2014 NCAA Division II Women’s Golf Championships in Conover, N.C.

Surtevall finished the 72-hole event with a 291 total, four strokes behind individual national champion Louise Manalo of Lynn University.

The final-round 67 shot by Surtevall at Rock Barn Golf and Spa was the low round of the championship. She had returned scores of 78-71-75 over the first three days of the tournament.

Her 67 also matched the lowest round in Arkansas Tech women’s golf history. Surtevall established that record in October 2013 when she shot 67 at the Dallas Baptist University Classic.

Surtevall’s third-place showing marked the best individual finish in an NCAA national championship in Arkansas Tech history.

Surtevall is the three-time Great American Conference women’s golf player of the year and the 2013-14 GAC female athlete of the year. She has won 10 tournament championships through the first three years of her collegiate career, including four individual titles during the 2013-14 academic year.

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