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GOLF

Fassi keeps UA on top in Puerto Rico

Maria Fassi and the fourth-ranked University of Arkansas, Fayetteville women's golf team remain in first place after Monday's second round at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Fassi finished in the lead for the second consecutive day, shooting 143 (68--75). The Razorbacks lead the team competition by five strokes over No. 26 Iowa State, with a two-round 586 (284--302).

Junior Dylan Kim remains in the top five, tied for fifth overall with a 147 (71--76), followed by senior Alana Uriell shooting 149 (72--77). Freshman Maria Hoyos is tied for 13th, carding a 150 (73--77) with sophomore Kaylee Benton at 37th with 155 (78--77). Senior Jordy LaBarbera is tied for 43rd with a 158 (84--74).

UCA's Wong leads Texas State field

University of Central Arkansas freshman Geraldine Wong shot a career-low 2-under 69 on Monday to lead the field by two strokes after one round of the Texas State Invitational at Plum Creek Golf Course in Kyle, Texas.

Senior Sarah Childers and junior Aracelly Jimenez Rios both finished tied for 23rd place, leading the Arkansas State University women's team as it shot a 307 to place in eighth among 17 teams.

The Red Wolves ended the first 18 holes only one stroke behind Lamar and UTEP and within seven strokes of the University of Texas-San Antonio. Houston Baptist led the field with a 294, while Central Arkansas stood second with a 297. The tournament's second round of play wasn't completed due to a delayed start and darkness.

Junior Beth Ann Compton completed the first round tied for 31st place after carding a 77, while sophomore Grayson Gladden recorded a 78 to tie for 43rd. Freshman Maria Jose Atristain Vega rounded out the team scoring by registering a first-round 86 to finish in 89th place.

UCA men tied for fourth in Alabama

The University of Central Arkansas men's golf team stands tied for fourth after Monday's first round of the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile, Ala..

The Bears shot a 7-over 295 and are tied with Kennesaw State. The second round was not completed Monday and will pick up today at 8 a.m. prior to the final round. Florida State leads the field at 280, followed by South Alabama (287), Western Kentucky (291), and KSU and UCA (295).

For UCA, senior Rodrigo Rivas is tied for fifth overall with a 71. Junior Lewis George is tied for 11th with a 72, while junior Luis Obiols is tied for 24th with a 74. Junior Mason Keller is tied for 55th (78) and freshman Miles Smith is tied for 69th (80).

SOFTBALL

Lyon takes two

The Lyon College softball team defeated Texas A&M-Texarkana 7-4 and 5-4 in a doubleheader at House Field in Batesville on Monday.

Nicole Sanders led the Scots (6-0) in the opener, going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI, while Cheyenne Black went 2-for-3 and scored 3 runs.

Rachel Norman led Lyon in the second game, going 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Katelyn Platt picked up the win, pitching 6⅓ innings and allowing 4 earned runs while striking out 2.

TENNIS

Tech opens with victory

The Arkansas Tech University women's tennis team opened the season Monday with a 9-0 victory over John Brown. The Golden Suns have won four consecutive season-opening matches.

-- Democrat-Gazette Press Services

Sports on 02/13/2018

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