MANHATTAN, Kan. (9/17/17) – Competing in its 2017-18 season-opening tournament, the Arkansas State women’s golf team shot a first-round 306 Monday at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational to place it fourth among nine teams.

The Red Wolves were led by two players finishing the three-day tournament’s opening 18 holes among the top 15 players.  Junior Beth Ann Compton and sophomore Grayson Gladden both carded a 75 to put them in a tie for 11th place.

A-State ended the first round just three strokes behind third-place North Texas and within seven of second-place Tulsa, while Kansas State leads the field with a 287.  The Red Wolves currently stand ahead of Kansas, Rutgers, Little Rock, Georgia Southern and Central Arkansas.

Also competing for the Red Wolves, Aracelly Jimenez Rios and Sarah Childers both shot a 78 to place them tied for 27th.  Emma Miller is tied for 44th place with an 82 and Maria Jose Atristain Vega, competing as an individual, is tied for 46th.

The tournament will continue Monday with the second round.

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1)

4, Arkansas State (306)

T11, Beth Ann Compton (75)

T11, Grayson Gladden (75)

T27, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (78)

T27, Sarah Childers (78)

T44, Emma Miller (82)

T46, *Maria Jose Atristain Vega (84)

*Competing as an individual