CORAL GABLES, Fla. (3/6/12) - The Arkansas State women's golf team completed play at the two-day Hurricane Invitational on Tuesday, finishing in 13th place among 16 teams with a combined 967 at the Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club.
The Red Wolves ended the tournament's first round in sixth place after opening with a 310 that matched their lowest score this spring. However, the Red Wolves added 12 strokes to that total in the second round on Monday and came back on Tuesday to record a 335 as they dropped in the standings.
"This was a disappointing performance, but we played in extreme conditions today with the wind gusting up to 30 miles per hour," said ASU head coach M.J. Desbiens. "We will be taking the lessons learned the last two days and practice hard this week before leaving for our next tournament on Saturday."
ASU was led by Anna Carling, who finished tied for 31st place with a combined 237. Carling carded an opening-round 73, the lowest of the tournament by an ASU player, before shooting an 84 and 80 for the second and third rounds, respectively.
Joining Carling among the top 50 individual leaders was Jennifer Welch, finishing tied for 34th place with a 238. Also competing for the Red Wolves, Jennifer Loiacano finished tied for 54th place with a 248, Sarah Landry tied for 65th place with a 251 and Courtney Manning 77th with a 258.
The Red Wolves finished ahead of Boston College, Florida Gulf Coast and Princeton and only one stroke behind Kansas State. Ohio State won the tournament, defeating Miami in a playoff after both teams finished with a combined 918.
ASU returns to action March 12-13 at the Jackrabbit Invitational, hosted by South Dakota State in Primm Valley, Nev.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3--TOTAL)
13, Arkansas State (310-322-335--967)
T31, Anna Carling (73-84-80--237)
T34, Jennifer Welch (76-77-85--238)
T54, Jennifer Loiacano (79-84-85--248)
T65, Sarah Landry (84-82-85--251)
77, Courtney Manning (82-79-97--258)