FERNANDINA BEACH, FL (ASU) – The Arkansas State women's golf team shot a two-round 623 Monday at the Amelia Island Collegiate, ending the 54-hole tournament's opening day in ninth place out of 15 competing teams.
The Red Wolves recorded an opening-round 312 at the Amelia National Golf Club that placed it eighth, but the Red Wolves dropped one spot in the standings despite cutting one stroke off that total for the second 18 holes.
A-State is currently seven strokes behind eighth-place Jacksonville State, which is hosting the tournament. Ranked 78th in the nation, Florida International leads the field with a combined 580, while North Florida stands second with a 583 and Daytona State College third with a 584.
The Red Wolves were led Megan Garland, who posted a combined 146 that places her ninth. Looking for her first top-10 finish of the season, the senior tied her career-low round with a 72 for the first 18 holes and followed with a 74 for the second round.
Also competing for the Red Wolves, freshmen Sarah Childers and Emma Miller are tied for 37th and 58th place, respectively. Childers shot a 155 (78-77) and Miller ended the day with a 160 (80-80). Sophomore Maci Arrington is tied for 66th place with a 163 (83-80) and junior Abi Laker stands 71st with a 166 (82-84).
The tournament's third and final round will be played Tuesday.
9, Arkansas State (312-311--623)
T9, Megan Garland (72-74--146)
T37, Sarah Childers (78-77--155)
T58,?Emma Miller (80-80--160)
T66, Maci?Arrington (83-80--163)