From Arkansas State University
Competing in its final fall tournament this season, the Arkansas State women's golf team shot a two-round 609 Monday to finish the Blue Raider Invitational's opening day of action at the Old Fort Golf Club tied for fourth place among 13 teams.
The Red Wolves, led by three players finishing the first 36 holes among the top-25 individual leaders, will enter the final round just three strokes behind third-place ULM and nine behind second-place Lamar. Host school Middle Tennessee shot a combined 593 to lead a field that includes seven Sun Belt Conference teams.
ASU shot a 307 to end the first round in seventh place, but climbed three places in the standings after coming back to post a 302 for the second 18 holes.
Anna Carling carded a 74 for each of the first two rounds to end the day with combined 148, which placed her a team-best tied for fifth place. Jennifer Loiacano posted an opening-round 79, but came back to record the lowest round of the day by an ASU golfer with a 73 for the second 18 holes. Loiacano moved from tied for 41st place to tied for 14th with her second-round performance.
Joining Carling and Loiacano among the top 25 leaders for ASU was Jennifer Welch, who shot a combined 153 (76-77) to finish the day tied for 21st place.
Also competing for the Red Wolves, Sara Landry and Courtney Manning are tied for 46th place with a combined 159. Playing as an individual, Clara Tefteller shot a 181 to end the day in 78th place.
The two-day tournament's third and final round will be played Tuesday.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2--TOTAL)
T4, Arkansas State (307-302--609)
T5, Anna Carling (74-74--148)
T14, Jennifer Loiacano (79-73--152)
T21, Jennifer Welch (76-77--153)
T46, Sarah Landry (78-81--159)
T46, Courtney Manning (81-78--159)
*78,Clara Tefteller (95-86--181)