Arkansas women's golf stumbles to 11th place at Moon Golf Invitational

The Arkansas women stumbled in the final round of the Moon Golf Invitational, dropping 6 spots with a 6-over 294 on Tuesday to finish 11th in the 54-hole tournament.

The No. 3 Razorbacks wrapped up the event, played on the 6,503-yard course at Suntree Country Club in Melbourne, Fla., at 17-over par. Arkansas was coming off a win at the Puerto Rico Classic, its second win of the school year, in its spring opener on Feb. 6.

The scoring conditions were tough for the loaded field, as No. 1 Wake Forest found out with a 20-over score for 12th among the 17 teams.

No. 10 LSU was the only team to break par, firing a 14 under to win by 16 strokes over No. 15 Auburn (+2). No. 14 Northwestern finished third at 5 over, followed by No. 26 Vanderbilt (+6), No. 8 Florida (+9) and No. 12 Texas A&M (+9).

Among other SEC teams, No. 11 Ole Miss (+15) finished 10th and No. 32 Alabama (+24) placed 13th.

The LSU duo of Ingrid Lindblad and Aine Donegan shot 6 under to finish three shots behind Florida’s Maisie Filler for medalist honors.

The Razorbacks’ top scorer was freshman Maria Jose Marin, who carded a 1-under 71 on Tuesday and finished at 1 over for the tourney and tied for 17th.

Arkansas senior Miriam Ayora shot par on Tuesday and finished at 3 over and tied for 26th. Sophomore Reagan Zibilski was 7 over and tied for 44th, senior Ela Anacona was 8 over and tied for 51st and junior Kendall Todd was 10 over and tied for 62nd.

Arkansas will return to competition on March 4 at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate at Hilton Head Island, S.C.