Marin helps Arkansas women's golf move up to 5th at Mountain View Collegiate

Arkansas women's golfer Maria José Marin (Gunnar Rathbun/Arkansas Athletics)

Led by freshman Maria Jose Marin’s sizzling bogey-free 6-under 66, the Arkansas women's golf team shot a 5-under 283 on Saturday to move up a spot into fifth place at the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson, Ariz.

Marin notched birdies on Nos. 3, 4, 9, 13, 14 and 16 to move into a tie for the lead with Iowa State’s Karisa Chul-Ak-Sorn with 18 holes remaining at the par 72, 6,345-yard course at The Preserve at Saddlebrook.

The top of the leaderboard is a logjam with Texas A&M and South Florida tied at the top at 5 under.

Houston and Iowa State are a shot back, followed by the Razorbacks at 2 under as the last team under par.

Iowa State made the day’s biggest move with an 11-under round to jump six places.

Arkansas got counting scores from senior Miriam Ayora and sophomore Reagan Zibilski, who both shot even par 72, and junior Kendall Todd, who carded a 73. The Razorbacks’ non-counting score was senior Ela Anacona’s 6-over 78.

Razorback junior Giovanna Fernandez, playing as an individual, fired a 1-under par 71 and is tied for 31st place at 2 over.

Zibilski is tied for 18th place at even par, Ayora and Fernandez are tied for 35th at 3 over, Todd is tied for 47th and Anacona is tied for 52nd.

Missouri is in sixth place at 2 over, followed by Kansas State (+3), a tie for eighth between Tennessee (+5) and Oklahoma (+5) and UNLV (+7) to round out the top 10.

Arkansas State carded a 10 over on Saturday and is in 15th place at 25 over, three shots behind Tulsa. The Red Wolves are being led by Ashley Kim, who is tied for 35th at 3 over, and Anne-Lea Lavoie, who is one stroke back and tied for 40th.