ASU Women's Golf finishes fifth at Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate

VICTORIA, Texas (KAIT) - Arkansas State freshman Anna Carling finished tied for fifth place individually to lead the Red Wolves women's golf team to fifth place at the Claud Jacobs Intercollegiate, which concluded Monday afternoon with the third round played at the Victoria Country Club.

While the Red Wolves posted their highest single-round score over the last 18 holes in poor weather conditions, they?still moved up one place in the final standings after finishing the first two rounds in sixth. ASU posted a 315 for each of the first two rounds and a final-round 321 to end its first spring tournament with a combined 951.

Carling posted a final-round 75, the best score by an ASU player at the tournament, to give her a combined 229 and move her up four places in the standings. Carling also led ASU?in the first round with a 76 and shot a 78 for the second 18 holes.

"Our freshmen stepped up and hung in there well based on the conditions," said ASU?head coach Ginger Brown-Lemm. "With this being the first event of the spring and having little preparation time due to weather, I think our upperclassmen pressed hard."

Following Carling, Jennifer Welch and Cassie Huffer both tied for 28th place with a 240. Freshman Jennifer Loiacano shot a combined 242 to tie for 40th place and Adrian Sportsman finished tied for 62nd place with a 251.

Host-school Texas State led the 16-team field with a 913, while Oklahoma finished second with a 916 and Sam Houston State third with a 938. Akron finished 10 strokes ahead of ASU?with a 941.

ASU returns to action March 22 at the John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate, hosted by Georgia State in Stockbridge, Ga.

Arkansas State Results

Place, Name (Round 1-Round 2-Round 3--Total)

5, Arkansas State (315-315-321--951)

T5, Anna Carling (76-78-75--229)

T28, Jennifer Welch (78-79-83--240)

T28,?Cassie Huffer (81-76-83--240)

T40, Jennifer Loiacano (80-82-80--242)

T54, Adrian Sportsman (82-83-86--251)

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