COLUMBIA, Mo. (10/2/18) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team shot a second-round 302 Tuesday at the 11th annual Johnie Imes Invitational, giving the squad a combined 602 that has it in 10th place among 13 teams with 18 holes of competition remaining.
The Red Wolves entered the day in ninth place after posting a first-round 300 Monday to open the 54-hole tourney being played at The Club at Old Hawthorne. A-State’s opening-round total was its third lowest single-round score of the season.
Arkansas State leads UMKC, Bradley and Little Rock, while it sits just four strokes back of both Northern Illinois and Illinois State, which are tied for eighth place. Host-school Missouri, winners of its home tournament the last four years, currently leads the field with a 564. Florida Gulf Coast stands second with a 570 and Fresno State third with a 571.
Beth Ann Compton is in a tie for 26th place to lead the Red Wolves. The senior shot a 73 yesterday and followed with a 75 today, giving her a 4-over 148 combined score. Just two strokes behind Compton and in a tie for 36th place, fellow senior Aracelly Jimenez Rios cut four strokes off her first-round score with a 73 for the second 18 holes.
Competing in her first collegiate tournament, freshman Madison Smith stands tied for 46th with a 152 (75-77). Also competing for the Red Wolves, junior Grayson Gladden is tied for 59th place with a 156 (75-81) and freshman Olivia Schmidt carded a second-round 77.
The three-day Johnie Imes Invitational concludes tomorrow with a final round that will begin at 8:00 a.m.