Women's golf in second after 36 holes at UALR



The Missouri State women's golf team shot a sparkling 297-296--593 on Monday's (Mar. 26) first day of the UALR/North Texas Classic at Diamante Country Club in Hot Springs, Ark.  The Bears are in second place in the 17-team field, trailing only host Arkansas-Little Rock, which shot 295-293--588, entering Tuesday's final round.  The team race shows Middle Tennessee State and UTEP tied for third with 602 totals and Sam Houston State fifth with 603.   

UTEP's Gerina Mendoza holds the lead in the medalist race after firing 73-68--141.  MSU's duo of Sally Hinton and Missy Linnens are tied for eighth place with 147 totals.  Hinton shot 75-72 while Linnens opened with a career-best 70 and followed with 77.  Freshman Stacey Rodger posted a career-best 74-74--148 and is tied for 12th with sophomore Amy Phalajivin tied for 20th after shooting 78-73--151.  Junior Lyndsey Adams shot 79 in the first round before being forced to withdraw due to injury.

The final round is slated to being at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.



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