JONESBORO, Ark. (10/16/17) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team, competing as the black and red teams, completed the first two rounds of the 54-hole tournament in first and second place at Sage Meadows Golf Club. The black team carded a first-place 610 while the red team recorded a second-place 633.
The black team recorded a first-round 309, and then followed with a second-round 301. Senior Sarah Childers led the black team and is in sole possession of 1st place for the tournament after carding a 148. Childers posted a first-round 76 before improving to post an even-par 72 in the second round.
Junior Beth Ann Compton also paced the black team and finished 3rd among the top-five individual players by carding a 152 (77-75). Junior Aracelly Jimenez Rios is in sixth place after carding a first-and-second round 77 to post a 154. Senior Emma Miller (80-77) and sophomore Grayson Gladden (79-78) finished tied for 8th after both posted a 157 to round out scoring for the black team.
“We had a good day in some windy conditions,” A-State head women’s golf coach M.J. Desbiens Shaw said. “Sarah had a great day and really battled today, while Kirsten and Marisa had excellent starts with great first round scores. We will look to continue the trend tomorrow in the final round.”
Competing for the Red team, sophomore Marisa Marquez is tied for 4th place after posting a 153. Marquez recorded a season-low 74 during the first round, before finishing with a second-round score of 79. Senior Kirsten Garner, making her first tournament appearance of the season, carded a 153 after posting a first-round 75 and second-round 78 to tie Marquez for 4th place.
Sophomore Monica Lieving is in 14th place with a 162 (83-79) while freshman Maria Jose Atristain Vega is tied for 15th place (84-79) to round out scoring for the red team.
The Red Wolves will continue tournament play tomorrow with the third-and-final round of the Lady Red Wolves Classic.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2--- Total)
1, Sarah Childers (76-72--- 148)
3, Beth Ann Compton (77-75--- 152)
T4, Marisa Marquez (74-79--- 153)
T4, Kirsten Garner (75-78--- 153)
6, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (77-77--- 154)
T8, Emma Miller (80-77--- 157)
T8, Grayson Gladden (79-78--- 157)
14, Monica Lieving (83-79---162)
T15, Maria Jose Atristain Vega (84-79---163)