Edmond’s Olivia Schmidt takes sixth in Sun Belt Conference Championship, ShaeBug 21st
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (4/18/23) – Tying for its best finish at a conference championship since the 2000-01 season, the Arkansas State women’s golf team placed third at the 2023 Sun Belt Conference Women’s Golf Championship that concluded Tuesday on the Arthur Hills Course at LPGA International.
A-State totaled 888 (+24) for the tournament to finish third, the lowest total in the conference championship in program history. ULM and Texas State tied at 16-over par 880 to advance to a playoff with ULM coming away as conference champions on a second playoff hole. Placing third as a team, A-State finishes inside the top three at a Sun Belt Conference Championship for the sixth time in program history. The Red Wolves have finished third in back-to-back seasons after not finishing higher than second since 2001.
Elise Schultz turned in the low round of the day for A-State at 1-under par 71 to finish up 2-over par 218 and fifth place for the championship. Olivia Schmidt of Edmond tied for sixth with a total of 4-over par 220. Charlotte Menager was 1-over par 73 in the final round and totaled 12-over par 228 to finish 27th. Morgan Beaulieu tied for 28th at 13-over par 229 and Casey Sommer tied for 36th at 16-over par 232.
Troy finished in 10th place. It was the final round as a Trojan for Purcell native ShaeBug Scarberry, who shot 77 to tie for 21st. Scarberry led Troy in six of 12 events as a senior and shot rounds of 72-76-77 in the conference championship. She is the defending Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association State Amateur champion.
Sun Belt Conference Championship
3 Arkansas State 296-296-296=888 (+24)
5 Elise Schultz 70-77-71=218 (+2)
T6 Olivia Schmidt 73-69-78=220 (+4)
27 Charlotte Menager 81-74-73=228 (+12)
T28 Morgan Beaulieu 78-76-75=229 (+13)
T36 Casey Sommer 75-80-77=232 (+16)