Lincoln, NE (ASU) - Competing in its first tournament of the 2010-11 season, the Arkansas State women's golf team shot a first-round 306 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational on Monday to finish the tournament's opening day tied for sixth place among 15 teams.
Severe weather, including lightning and heavy rainfall, hit the Wilderness Ridge Golf Course shortly after the completion of the first round, causing several delays that slowed play in the second round that was eventually suspended until today.
While the Red Wolves ended the first round 12 strokes behind leader UT-San Antonio, they were within seven strokes of second-place Kansas State and only one stroke behind fifth-place Texas State. ASU ended the first round ahead of nine teams, including host Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa.
The Red Wolves were led by sophomore Anna Carling, who posted an even-par 72 to complete the opening round tied for third place. Carling was just two strokes behind leader Taylor Newlin of UTSA after the first round.
A-State newcomer Aly Seng followed Carling with a 77 that placed her in a tie for 26th place, while Jennifer Loiacano was tied for 37th with a 78, Jennifer Welch tied for 47th with a 79 and Courtney Manning tied for 57th place with an 80.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD1)
T6, Arkansas State (306)
T3, Anna Carling (72)
T26, Aly Seng (77)
T37, Jennifer Loiacano (78)
T47, Jennifer Welch (79)
T57, Courtney Manning (80)