ASU women's golf in 2nd place at ORU Shootout

TULSA, Okla. ( – The Arkansas State women's golf team shot a combined 610 on Monday at the ORU Shootout, finishing the tournament's opening two rounds at the Meadowbrook Country Club in second place among 18 teams.

The Red Wolves were led by Abi Laker, who shot a 149 (74-75) to place her tied for second and leave the sophomore standout only one stroke behind leader Sofie Kuarnstrom of UALR.  A-State turned in an opening-round 301 and followed with a 309 for the second 18 holes, good enough to leave it with a one-stroke lead over third-place Oral Roberts.

Megan Garland and Courtney Manning joined Laker among the top-25 leaders for ASU, ending the day tied for seventh and 25th place, respectively.  Garland, just three strokes behind the leader, recorded a 151 (74-77) and Manning finished the first 36 holes with a 154 (75-79).  Also competing for A-State, Marie Couffignal is tied for 32nd place with a 156 (78-78) and Arrington tied for 86th with a 173 (84-89).

The tournament's third and final round will be played Tuesday.


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

2, Arkansas State (301-309--610)

T2, Abi Laker (74-75--149)

T7, Megan Garland (74-77--151)

T25, Courtney Manning (75-79--154)

T32, Marie Couffignal (78-78--156)

T86, Maci Arrington (84-89--173)