A-State Women's Golf Opens 2016-17 Season at MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial

A-State Women's Golf Opens 2016-17 Season at MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (9/12/16) – The Arkansas State women's golf team opened its 2016-17 season Monday at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, completing the tournament's first two rounds at the Twin Oaks Country Club tied for eighth place among 15 teams with a combined 625.

The Red Wolves began play by shooting a 312 before coming back to post a 313 for the second 18 holes.  A-State is currently tied with South Dakota and within six strokes of Little Rock and Western Illinois, which are tied for sixth place.  UTEP shot a 599 to end the tourney's first day atop the standings.

Junior Sarah Childers recorded a combined 154 to lead Arkansas State, carding a 76 and 78 for the first and second rounds, respectively.  Sophomore Beth Ann Compton and freshman Grayson Gladded both shot a combined 157 to complete the day tied for 35th place.

While sophomore Aracelly Jimenez Rios recorded a team-best 74 for the opening 18 holes, she followed with a second-round 85 to push her total to 159 and put her in a tie for 46th place.  Junior Kirsten Garner is tied for 63rd place with a 164 and senior Maci Brooks tied for 69th with a 166.  Garner is competing as an individual.

The MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial will conclude tomorrow with a third-and-final round.


Place, Name (RD 1-RD 2—TOTAL)

T8, Arkansas State (312-313—625)

T23, Sarah Childers (76-78—154)

T35, Beth Ann Compton (80-77—157)

T35, Grayson Gladden (82-75—157)

T46, Aracelly Jimenez Rios (74-85—159)

T63, *Kirsten Garner (85-79—164)

T69, Maci Brooks (83-83—166)

*Competing as an individual