JONESBORO, Ark. (2/22/19) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team was scheduled to open its spring season Friday at the Rio Verde Invitational, but the tournament will now be played as a 36-hole event Saturday and Sunday after the first round was canceled due to course conditions following rain and snowfall in the Rio Verde, Ariz., area.


The tournament will begin with a 12:30 p.m. (CT) tee time Saturday and conclude Sunday with the final 18 holes.  The Red Wolves lineup for the tournament includes seniors Beth Ann Compton and Aracelly Jimenez Rios, junior Grayson Gladden, sophomore Maria Jose Atristain Vega and freshman Olivia Schmidt.


A-State completed the fall portion of its schedule with a 303.9 team stroke average, which is currently its best over at least the last two decades.  The Red Wolves have improved their average each of the last seven seasons.


Entering the spring, Gladden (75.73), Schmidt (76.28) and Compton (76.33) all hold individual stroke averages this year that rank among the top 10 in school history.


The Rio Verde Invitational is being played on the Quail Run golf course at the Rio Verde Country Club.  The outing is the first of five spring tournaments on A-State’s schedule, including the Sun Belt Conference Championships that will be played April 15-17.