DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (10/8/17) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team posted its best score of the Xavier Invitational with a 310 Sunday, bringing the three-day tournament to a close with a combined 941 that placed the Red Wolves sixth among eight teams.
A-State improved its score each round, beginning with a 319 that was followed by a 312 for the second 18 holes and a final-round total that was nine strokes lower than its initial score posted Friday. The Red Wolves finished 10 strokes ahead of seventh-place Florida Atlantic and 10 behind fifth-place Xavier.
Daytona State claimed the championship with a combined 886, while Stetson took runner-up honors with an 892. A-State’s sixth place finish followed a third-place showing its previous time out at the Mark Allen ORU Shootout.
The Red Wolves were led by two players finishing among the top 15 leaders, including junior Aracelly Jimenez Rios in a tie for 10th place. She collected her best finish of the season by turning in a first-round 80 and a 74 for each of the final two rounds that tied fellow junior Beth Ann Compton for the lowest single-round score by an A-State player at the tournament.
Compton placed tied for 14th place and has now finished in the top 15 in each of A-State’s first three tournaments. She carded a first round 74 that was followed by a 78 in the second and third rounds, giving her a combined 230.
Narrowly missing a second straight top-25 finish, senior Sarah Childers finished tied for 26th with a 237 (78-79-80). Also competing for the Red Wolves, sophomores Grayson Gladden and Marisa Marquez finished tied for 39th and 41st, respectively. Gladden posted a 248 (89-81-78) and Marquez a 249 (87-81-81).
Arkansas State returns to action Oct. 16-17, when it will host the Lady Red Wolves Classic at Sage Meadows Country Club in Jonesboro.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3—Total)
6, Arkansas State (319-312-310—941)
T10, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (80-74-74—228)
T14, Beth Ann Compton (74-78-78—230)
T26, Sarah Childers (78-79-80—237)
T39, Grayson Gladden (89-81-78—248)
T41, Marisa Marquez (87-81-81—249)