DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (4/16/19) – Olivia Schmidt tied the second lowest single-round score in school history Tuesday at the Sun Belt Conference Championships, helping the A-State women’s golf team shoot a second-round 294 as they remained in fifth place among 11 teams with a combined 593.
Schmidt carded a season-best 68, while the Red Wolves’ 294 team total tied their second best score of the year. The freshman standout ended Monday’s opening round tied for 31st place with a 77, but jumped all the way into a team-leading tie for fifth place with her second-round performance. She is currently three strokes behind co-leaders Siti Shaari of South Alabama and Anne-Charloette Mora of Texas State.
The Red Wolves cut five strokes off their first-round score today on the Arthur Hills Course at the LPGA International, but remained in fifth place. They ended the second 18 holes just four strokes behind fourth-place Georgia Southern and within five of third-place Troy. South Alabama is in first place with a combined 585, while Texas State stands second with a 586.
Including Schmidt, A-State has four players currently among the top 24 leaders. Sophomore Maria Jose Atristain Vega is only two strokes behind her freshman teammate with a combined 147 (73-74), which places her tied for 11th in the standings.
Senior Beth Ann Compton is tied for 21st place after shooting a 75 for the second straight day, and junior Grayson Gladden is tied for 24th with a 151 (74-77). Also competing for the Red Wolves, senior Aracelly Jimenez Rios is tied for 42nd place with a 160 (80-80).
The third-and-final round of the Sun Belt Conference Championships is set to begin at 7:00 a.m. CT Wednesday.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2—Total)
5, Arkansas State (299-294—593)
T5, Olivia Schmidt (77-68—145)
T11, Maria Jose Atristain Vega (73-74—147)
T21, Beth Ann Compton (75-75—150)
T24, Grayson Gladden (74-77—151)
T42, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (80-80—160)