MAUMELLE, Ark. (03/26/18) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team completed the opening two rounds of the Little Rock/A-State Invitational tied for fifth place among 10 teams Monday after carding a two-round 600 at the Maumelle Country Club.

The Red Wolves carded a first-round 311, which placed them in eighth place before improving to a tie for fifth place with Little Rock after finishing the second round with a 289, the team’s lowest single-round score of the season. A-State stands just two strokes behind fourth-place Northern Illinois and three behind third-place Houston Baptist.

A-State was led by two players finishing among the top-10 individual players in a field of 56 players, while another three players completed the two rounds among the top-25. Junior Beth Ann Compton and senior Sarah Childers are both tied for 10th place after carding a two-round total of 148.

Compton posted a first-round 79 before improving in the second round to record a 69, her lowest of the season. Childers recorded back-to-back 74’s in her two rounds of action, while sophomore Grayson Gladden is tied for 13th place with 149 after carding a 78 and 71, her lowest of the season.

Competing as an individual, Emma Miller is tied for 16th place with a combined 150, which includes a 78 and 72 for the first and second rounds, respectively.

Also competing as part of the Red Wolves five-player lineup, junior Aracelly Jimenez Rios is tied for 28th with a 36-hole total of 155 after concluding the first two rounds with scores of 80 and 75. Sophomore Monica Lieving ended the first two rounds tied for 47th and a 162 with a first-round 84 and a second-round 78.

In addition to Miller, Maria Jose Atristain Vega, Kirsten Garner and Marisa Marquez are also participating as individuals. Atristain Vega is tied for 19th place with a 151 (76-75), Garner tied for 32nd with a 156 (79-77) and Marquez tied for 34th with a 157 (75-82).

The third-and-final round of the Little Rock/ A-State Invitational will be played on Tuesday.

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS

Place, Name (RD1-RD2---Total)

T5, Arkansas State (311-289---600)

T10, Beth Ann Compton (79-69---148)

T10, Sarah Childers (74-74---148)

T13, Grayson Gladden (78-71---149)

T16, Emma Miller (78-72—150)

T19, Maria Jose Atristain Vega (76-75—151)

T28, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (80-75---155)

T32, Kirsten Garner (79-77—156)

T34, Marisa Marquez (75-82—157)

T47, Monica Lieving (84-78---162)