COLUMBIA, Mo. (9/30/19) – The Arkansas State women’s golf team began play Monday at the 12th annual Johnie Imes Invitational, shooting a first-round 301 at the Club at Old Hawthorne to place it tied for fourth among 15 teams.

The Red Wolves are tied with Illinois State for fourth, two strokes ahead of Fresno State and Northern Illinois. A-State trails third place FIU by four strokes and second place Oral Roberts by five. Host Missouri leads after a 2-over 290 in the first round

Junior Maria Jose Atristain Vega, sophomore Olivia Schmidt and freshman Elise Schultz all carded a first round 75 (+3) to stand tied for 17th in the individual standings. Senior Grayson Gladden carded an opening round 76 (+4) to tie for 30th while freshman Kayla Burke is tied for 58th after a first round 80 (+8).

The second round of the three-day tournament begins Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. For the latest on A-State women’s golf, follow on Twitter (@AStateGolf), Facebook (/AStateWGolf) and Instagram (AStateWGolf).

Johnie Imes Invitational | The Club at Old Hawthorne | Columbia, Mo.

T4. Arkansas State | 301 (+13)
T17. Maria Jose Atristain Vega – 75 (+3)
T17. Olivia Schmidt – 75 (+3)
T17. Elise Schultz – 75 (+3)
T30. Grayson Gladden – 76 (+4)
T58. Kayla Burke – 80 (+8)