MEMPHIS, Tenn. (4/2/19) – Beth Ann Compton and Maria Jose Atristain Vega both claimed top-25 individual finishes at the Memphis Intercollegiate, where the Red Wolves completed play Tuesday at the Ridgeway Country Club tied for ninth place among 14 teams.

 

Playing their final tournament before the Sun Belt Conference Championships, the Red Wolves posted a combined 906 that left them tied with Missouri State and only one stroke behind eighth-place Central Arkansas.   Tournament champion Penn State shot an 854, while Middle Tennessee took runner-up honors with an 859.

 

A-State opened play Monday with a 305 before cutting five strokes off that total in the second round to put it in a tie for eighth place.  The squad came back today to record a 301 as it slipped one spot in the final standings.

 

Compton shot a 224 (78-75-71) and finished in 23rd place to lead the Red Wolves.  Her total included a season-best 71 for the final round as she put together her third top-25 showing over the last three tournaments.

 

Recording her best three-round score of the season, Atristain Vega shot a 226 (79-73-74) and placed tied for 25th.  She carded a second-round 73 that tied her season low, helping her pick up her second straight top-25 finish.

 

Also competing for the Red Wolves, Grayson Gladden finished tied for 30th place with a 228 (75-74-79), Aracelly Jimenez Rios tied for 37th with a 229 (73-78-78) and Olivia Schmidt tied for 61st with a 236 (79-79-78).

 

Arkansas State will play in the Sun Belt Conference Championships April 15-17 in Daytona Beach, Fla.

 

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS

Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3—Total)

T9, Arkansas State (305-300-301—906)

23, Beth Ann Compton (78-75-71—224)

T25, Maria Jose Atristain Vega (79-73-74—226)

T30, Grayson Gladden (75-74-79—228)

T37, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (73-78-78—229)

T61, Olivia Schmidt (79-79-78—236)