ASU Women's Golf climbs three places at Dale McNamara Invitational

From Arkansas State University

The Arkansas State women's golf team continued play at the Dale McNamara Invitational on Tuesday at The Patriot Golf Club, cutting 15 strokes off its first-round score with a 300 that moved them from 14th to 11th place in the standings heading into today's third and final round.

Four players improved their score today after the Red Wolves combined to post a 315 as a team during Monday's opening round. With a combined 615, the Red Wolves lead UALR, Kansas, Missouri and Southern Miss and are currently just six strokes behind 10th-place Kansas State. Arizona State leads the 15-team field with a 572.

While A-State sits in 11th place in the standings, its second-round 300 actually tied the sixth-lowest score of the day among all teams.

The Red Wolves have two players among the top-25 individual leaders, including senior Jennifer Welch in a tie for 10th place and junior Anna Carling in a tie for 24th. Welch shot a 72 for the second 18 holes, the lowest round by an ASU player thus far, after recording a 76 yesterday. Carling cut three strokes off her first-round total with a 74 for the second 18 holes, helping her move up seven places in the standings.

Also competing for the Red Wolves, Courtney Manning is tied for 44th place with a 156 (80-76) and Jennifer Loiacano stands 65th with a 160 (82-78).

The Red Wolves will wrap up play in their season-opening tournament today.


Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2--TOTAL)

11, Arkansas State (315-300--615)

T10, Jennifer Welch (76-72--148)

T24, Anna Carling (77-74--151)

T44, Courtney Manning (80-76--156)

65, Jennifer Loiacano (82-78--160)

75, Jelena Latinovic (91-D)