MANHATTAN, Kan. (9/18/17) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team shot a 299 Monday at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational, ending the three-day tournament’s second round tied for fifth place among nine teams with a combined 605.

Although the Red Wolves cut seven strokes off their first-round total and saw three players climb in the individual standings, they dropped one place on the day into a tie with North Texas.  A-State is currently just five strokes behind Tulsa and within six of third-place Kansas.

Kansas State leads the field with a 583, while Rutgers stands second with a 596.  Arkansas State leads Central Arkansas and Sun Belt Conference teams Little Rock and Georgia Southern.

Sophomore Grayson Gladden carded a second-round 74, matching the lowest single-round score of the tournament by an A-State player, and is tied for 10th place to lead the Red Wolves.  She posted an opening-round 75 as well, giving her a 149 total.

Joining Gladden among the top-25 leaders is junior Beth Ann Compton and senior Sarah Childers in a tie for 13th and 19th place, respectively.  Compton matched her first-round score with a 75 today, while Childers followed her opening-round 78 with a 74 for a 152 total.

Also competing for the Red Wolves, Aracelly Jimenez Rios is tied for 36th place with a 157 (78-79) and Emma Miller is tied for 39th with a 158 (82-76).  Maria Jose Atristain Vega is playing as an individual and is in 45th place with a 162 (84-78).

The tournament’s third-and-final round will be played Tuesday.

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS

Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2—Total)

T5, Arkansas State (306-299—605)

T10, Grayson Gladden (75-74—149)

T13, Beth Ann Compton (75-75—150)

T19, Sarah Childers (78-74—152)

T36, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (78-79—157)

T39, Emma Miller (82-76—158)

45, *Maria Jose Atristain Vega (84-78—162)

*Competing as an individual