ASU Women's Golf finishes 7th at Sun Belt Championship

LOXLEY, Ala. ( – The Arkansas State women's golf team recorded a final-round 323 Wednesday at the Sun Belt Conference Championships, completing the three-day tournament at the Steelwood Country Club in seventh place among eight teams with a combined 955.

A-State completed Monday's first round in eighth place with a 318, but moved into a tie for seventh yesterday after posting a 314.    Freshman Maci Arrington posted the Red Wolves' lowest score in two of the three rounds and ended the tournament a team-best tied for 12th place.

Arrington carded a first-round 73 that was the lowest score of the tournament by an A-State player.  She also shot a team-best 79 today to go along with a 77 yesterday, giving her a combined 229.  She collected her second-highest finish of the season, which gave her four top-25 showings this season.

Junior Marie Couffignal also finished among the top-25 individuals, completing play tied for 17th place with a 235 (79-76-80).  She recorded a second-round 76 that was the second lowest score among the team for a single round.  Like Arrington, Couffignal's finish was her second best of the year, which she ended with back-to-back top-25 performances.

Also competing for the Red Wolves, Courtney Manning finished in 32nd place with a 246 (82-79-85).  Abi Laker and Megan Garland both shot a 250 to finish tied for 35th place.

Troy claimed the tournament title with an 896, while Texas State finished second with a 902 and South Alabama third with a 922.


Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2-RD 3--TOTAL)

7, Arkansas State (318-314-323--955)

T12, Maci Arrington (73-77-79--229)

TT17, Marie Couffignal (79-76-80--235)

32, Courtney Manning (82-79-85--246)

T35, Abi Laker (85-82-83--250)

T35, Megan Garland (84-85-81--250)