CARROLLTON, Texas (10/6/18) – The Arkansas State men’s golf team began play Saturday at the inaugural Maridoe Intercollegiate, shooting a first-round 292 that put the Red Wolves in fifth place among 14 teams.

A-State was led by two players ending the first day among the top-10 leaders, including Zan Luka Stirn in a tie for fifth place and Luka Naglic in a tie for eighth. Stirn carded an even-par 70 to leave him just two strokes behind leader Thomas Rosenmueller of North Texas, while Naglic shot a 71.

The Red Wolves completed the first 18 holes one stroke ahead of sixth-place Texas A&M, which is the No. 6-ranked team in the nation in the Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll. A-State is also leading fifth-ranked Tennessee and is within six strokes of team leader North Texas.

Also competing for the Red Wolves, Joel Wendin is tied for 31st place with a 75, Julien Sale tied for 41st with a 76 and Jakub Bares tied for 52nd with a 78.

The Maridoe Intercollegiate will continue Sunday with the second round.

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1)
5, Arkansas State (292)
T5, Zan Luka Stirn (70)
T8, Luka Naglic (71)
T31, Joel Wendin (75)
T41, Julien Sale (76)
T52, Jakub Bares (78)