From Arkansas State University
The Arkansas State women's golf team shot a final-round 303, its best score this spring, to close out play Tuesday at the UALR Women's Golf Classic, where the Red Wolves finished tied for 11th with a combined 969.
The Red Wolves turned in a first-round 328 Monday before starting the second round that was suspended due to darkness. They came back this morning to complete the second 18 holes with a 338, prior to posting their best round of the tournament at the Diamante Country Club.
A-State finished tied with UTEP and five strokes behind ninth place South Alabama and UMKC. Sam Houston State led the 15-team field with a 937, while Middle Tennessee finished second with a 938 and Oral Roberts third with a 947.
The Red Wolves were led by Anna Carling and Courtney Manning, who both shot a 240 to finished tied for 23rd place. Manning recorded a final-round 75 that was the lowest score of the tournament by an ASU player.
Also competing for A-State, Marie Couffignal finished tied for 42nd place with a 246 and Jennifer Loiacano tied for 59th with a 253. ASU's leader in scoring average entering the tournament, Abi Laker, withdrew in the final round.
A-State will return to action April 15-17 at the Sun Belt Conference Championships in Muscle Shoals, Ala.
ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS
Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3—TOTAL)
T11, Arkansas State (328-338-303—969)
T23, Anna Carling (80-84-76—240)
T23, Courtney Manning (83-82-75—240)
T42, Marie Couffignal (86-86-74—246)
T59, Jennifer Loiacano (88-87-78—253)
85, Abi Laker (79-86-WD—165)
*77, Libby Croom (91-89-99—279)
*78, Endsley Evans (99-94-91—284)
*Competed as an individual