The Missouri State women's golf team moved up three spots Monday (Oct. 31) and is in sixth place after two rounds at the Little Rock Classic in Hot Springs Village, Ark. The Bears shot 298 in the second round after opening with 304 on Sunday for a 602 team total, just nine shots out of first place in a tightly-bunched field of 16 teams.
Individually for MSU, junior Verena Gimmy shot her second consecutive 74 and is tied for ninth with her 148 total, while first round co-leader Rachel Johnson
is now tied for 17th with 70-80--150. Sophomore Ashley Childers
is tied for 27th after posting 79-74--153, with freshman Ryan Pate
tied for 45th after shooting a career-best 74 on Monday to go with an opening 82 and 156 total. Senior Caroline Boone
shot 81-76--157 over the first 36 holes and is tied for 51st.
Central Arkansas and UTEP are tied for the lead in the team race, each with 593 totals, while UMKC and North Texas are tied for third at 597. Then Sam Houston State is at 601, a shot ahead of the Bears, followed by Houston Baptist (603), Little Rock (604), Stephen F. Austin (613) and Wichita State (616) rounding out the top 10.
Tuesday's final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.