ASU's Courtney Manning wins North Harbour Women's Provincial

JONESBORO (6/21/11) – Courtney Manning, a member of the Arkansas State women's golf team, competed in the North Harbour Women's Provincial at the Muriwai Golf Club in New Zealand June 11-12 and went undefeated in match play to claim the Championship Division title.

Manning posted a 4-0 record at the two-day tournament, defeating Northland's Aroha Tito in the final to claim the title.  Manning picked up a first-round victory over Sai Ma and then claimed wins over Hanna Seifert and Rica Tse in the second and third rounds, respectively, to place her in the championship match.

The Auckland, New Zealand native carried a 77.65 scoring average last season as a true freshman for the Red Wolves.  Her scoring average was the second best on the team and she also recorded six top-25 finishes, including three tournaments where she finished among the top three leaders.

"I am very excited for Courtney's win," said ASU head coach M.J. Desbiens. "It is a great honor for her to win such a prestigious event. She has been a very important part on our team this past season as a freshman. I look forward to a good year for the Red Wolves!"

The North Harbour Women's Provincial has been held since 1996 and is one of the premier women's events in New Zealand. It is used by North Harbour, Auckland and Northland as a trial for representative teams and attracts an extremely strong field. The tournament is comprised of four divisions, including the North Harbour Championship that is the main event and is off the stick match play.