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KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (A-State) – The Arkansas State women's golf team began play Sunday at the Kiawah Island Classic by shooting an opening-round 301, placing the Red Wolves tied for ninth among 36 teams with two rounds remaining in the 54-hole tournament.

A-State's 301 was its best score this spring and matched its third lowest round this season. The Red Wolves ended the three-day tournament's first round in a tie with Delaware and Elon, and they are only one stroke behind two teams tied for seventh place. Troy is in first place after recording a 291 and is followed by three teams tied for second with a 292.

Abi Laker and Maci Arrington both shot a 74 and are tied for 23rd place to lead Arkansas State. Also competing for the Red Wolves, Megan Garland is tied for 35th place with a 75, Marie Couffignal tied for 76th with a 78 and Courtney Manning tied for 120th with an 82.

The Kiawah Island Classic will continue Monday with the second round.

ARKANSAS STATE RESULTS

Place, Name (RD 1)

T9, Arkansas State (301)

T23, Abi Laker (74)

T23, Maci Arrington (74)

T35, Megan Garland (75)

T76, Marie Couffignal (78)

T120, Courtney Manning (82)

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