JONESBORO, Ark. (10/13/19) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team is set to host its annual home tournament, the Lady Red Wolves Classic, Oct. 14-15 at Sage Meadows Country Club.
The 54-hole tournament will include two rounds of competition Monday and one Tuesday, both days beginning with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The field will feature nine teams; Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Belmont, Lipscomb, Little Rock, Samford, Southern Illinois, UT Arlington and Washington University – St. Louis.
“Our entire team had a great practice week at Sage Meadows, and I feel very good about all nine of our players competing well,” said A-State head coach M.J. Desbiens Shaw. “We have a lot of depth on our team this year, and hopefully we can show it this week. It’s also very exciting to have parents and fans coming out to watch, so it will be great for our seniors to play their last home event. We are looking forward to seeing the community come out and support our Red Wolves."
The Lady Red Wolves Classic returns after no event was contested last season. A-State has picked up the Lady Red Wolves Classic championship five of the last eight years.
Arkansas State will be competing in its fourth tournament of the season. While the team finished ninth in its last tournament, the Johnie Imes Invitational, it collected a season-best fifth place at the season opener Payne Stewart Memorial. The Red Wolves set a school record with a three-round total of 881 at the USA Intercollegiate earlier this season.
Participating for A-State’s team will be sophomores Olivia Schmidt, Kiley Rodrigues and Madison Smith, senior Grayson Gladden and junior Maria Jose Atrstain Vega. Senior Monica Lieving, and freshmen Kayla Burke, Sydni Leung and Elise Schultz will compete as individuals.
Gladden leads the squad with a 73.67 stroke average and has posted a top-10 finish in two of three tournaments this season. She is followed by Schmidt with a 74.78 average and Leung ranks third on the team with a 75.00 average. Miller placed a season-best 16th her last time out at the Johnie Imes Invitational.
No live scoring will available during the tournament, but scores will be posted after each round to GolfStat.com. For the latest on A-State women’s golf, follow on Twitter (@AStateGolf), Facebook (/AStateWGolf) and Instagram (AStateWGolf).