DADE CITY, Fla. (3/12/19) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team had two players collect top-25 finishes at the Spring Break Shootout, where the Red Wolves finished in eighth place out of 15 teams Tuesday at the Lake Jovita Golf Club.


A-State, which shot a combined 884 for its best three-round score since at least the 1998-99 season, was led by seniors Aracelly Jimenez Rios and Beth Ann Compton, who placed tied for 10th and tied for 23rd, respectively.  The squad had five players at least match their lowest score of the season in one of the three rounds.


The Red Wolves began competition yesterday by shooting season-low 291 and followed with a second-round 295 before ending the 54-hole tournament today with a 298.  A-State finished only one stroke behind seventh-place ULM and within three of sixth-place Jacksonville.  Western Kentucky claimed the tournament title, while Florida Gulf Coast finished runner-up.


Jimenez Rios collected her second top-10 finish this season by posting a combined 216 (71-69-76) that tied the best three-round score of her career.  Her total included a career-low 69 for the second round.


Compton claimed her second straight top-25 finish after placing tied for 23rd with a 221 (73-74-74), which tied her lowest 54-hole total this season.  She carded a 73 for the first round that tied her season low.


Also competing for the Red Wolves, Olivia Schmidt tied for 35th place with a 223 (72-76-75), Grayson Gladden tied for 57th place with a 230 (75-76-79) and Maria Jose Atristain Vega tied for 68th with a 234 (76-85-73).


Schmidt posted a first-round 72 that tied her best score this year, and Atristain Vega ended the tourney today with a team-best 73 that was also her lowest total of the season.  Playing as an individual, Kiley Rodrigues finished tied for 74th place with a 237 (80-81-76).


Arkansas State returns to action March 21-23 at the Anuenue Spring Break Classic.



Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3—Total)

8, Arkansas State (291-295-298—884)

T10, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (71-69-76—216)

T23, Beth Ann Compton (73-74-74—221)

T35, Olivia Schmidt (72-76-75—223)

T57, Grayson Gladden (75-76-79—230)

T68, Maria Jose Atristain Vega (76-85-73—234)

T74, Kiley Rodrigues* (80-81-76—237)

*Competed as an individual