MANSFIELD, Texas (10/22/18) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team completed the first day of competition at the UT Arlington Invitational in first place Monday after posting a 301 and 294 for the first and second rounds, respectively, at the Walnut Creek Country Club.


Led by five players finishing the first 36 holes among the top-20 leaders, the Red Wolves shot a combined 595 to place them atop the seven-team field that includes four Sun Belt Conference members.  The Red Wolves hold a one-stroke advantage over second-place South Alabama, while Southern Utah Stands third with a combined 609.


A-State was led by Olivia Schmidt, who is tied for first place with a combined 146.  The freshman began play with a 74 before coming back to record a second-round 72 that tied Marisa Marquez for the lowest score of the day by an A-State player.


Grayson Gladden shot a combined 149 (73-76) to place her tied for eighth, while Aracelly Jimenez Rios is tied for 10th with a 150 (76-74).  Also competing for the Red Wolves, Kiley Rodrigues and Marquez are tied for 17th place after both shot a 154.  Playing as an individual, Madison Smith is tied for 26th place with a 157.


The UT Arlington Invitational will conclude Tuesday with the third-and-final round.



Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2—Total)

1, Arkansas State (301-294—595)

T1, Olivia Schmidt (74-72—146)

T8, Grayson Gladden (73-76—149)

T10, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (76-74—150)

T17, Kiley Rodriguez (78-76—154)

T17, Marisa Marquez (82-72—154)

T26, Madison Smith* (79-78—157)