No. 6 Women’s Golf Ties for Fourth, José Marin Runner Up at MountainView Collegiate

TUCSON, Ariz. – The No. 6 Arkansas women’s golf team picked up its fifth top five team showing of the season after tying for fourth place at the MountainView Collegiate. Arkansas carded a 1-over 289 in the final round to finish the tournament with a 1-under 863 (291-283-289). The Hogs were three shots behind third place Houston, and USF won the tournament with a 16-under 848. Maria José Marin finished second in the field with an 8-under 208 (72-66-70).

José Marin paced the Hogs in each round and wrapped up the final round under par behind four birdies, two bogeys and 12 pars. She was even heading into her final two holes, and then she delivered back-to-back birdies to pick up a 70 and secure second place. José Marin was three strokes behind individual medalist Melanie Green of USF. The freshman earned her 16th round at par or better of the season and second runner-up showing of the year. She led the tournament field with the best par 3s average at 2.75 and sixth best par 4s average at 3.93, finishing the weekend with 38 pars and 12 birdies.

Kendall Todd delivered her best round of the weekend with a 2-under 70. She tallied four birdies, two bogeys and 12 pars in the third round, which elevated her ahead 13 spots in the final standings to tie for 34th with a 3-over 219 (76-73-70). This marked the 10th time this season Todd has logged a round at par or under, finishing the weekend with 38 pars and seven birdies.

Reagan Zibilski registered a 1-over 73 on Sunday behind three birdies, four bogeys and 11 pars. She finished the tournament with a 1-over 217 (72-72-73) to tie for 23rd. Zibilski logged 33 pars and 10 birdies across the tournament’s three days.

Miriam Ayora logged a 4-over 76 in the final round with one birdie, three bogeys, one double bogey and 13 pars. She tied for 49th in the field with a 7-over 223 (75-72-76). Giovanna Fernandez played in Arizona as an individual and also came up with a 4-over 76 on Sunday with two birdies, six bogeys and 10 pars. She tied for 45th in the field with a 6-over 222 (75-71-76) and had 37 pars across the three days of the tournament. Ela Anacona carded a 13-over 229 (72-78-79) to tie for 67th.


“It was another solid week for us with another top five finish,” said head Coach Shauna Taylor. “We let a few slip away, but I always say if you aren’t winning, you are learning. We have a few things to tidy up before we head to Oklahoma, but we will use this spring break to rest, recover and practice.

“I’m really proud of Maria [José Marin] for another outstanding performance. She did a great job of learning the golf course quickly and adjusting to what it demanded. It was a complete team effort with everyone contributing to our success, and that provides great momentum for everyone.

“We have one more regular season event and the best part of the year begins with our postseason in a few weeks.”


2 – Maria José Marin – 72-66-70=208 (-8)
T23 – Reagan Zibilski –72-72-73=217 (+1)
T34 – Kendall Todd – 76-73-70=219 (+3)
T45 – Giovanna Fernandez* – 75-71-76=222 (+6)
T49 – Miriam Ayora – 75-72-76=223 (+7)
T67 – Ela Anacona – 72-78-79=229 (+13)

* – Playing as an individual


1 – No. 42 USF – 282-289-277=848 (-16)
2 – No. 17 Texas A&M – 289-282-281=852 (-12)
3 – No. 33 Houston – 286-286-288=860 (-4)
T4 – No. 6 Arkansas – 291-283-289=863 (-1)
T4 – No. 47 Iowa State – 295-277-291=863 (-1)
6 – No. 38 Tennessee – 291-290-285=866 (+2)
7 – No. 58 Kansas State – 289-290-288=867 (+3)
8 – Missouri – 290-288-291=869 (+5)
9 – TCU – 296-292-283=871 (+7)
10 – No. 53 Oklahoma – 298-283-295=876 (+12)
11 – UNLV – 292-291-294=877 (+13)
T12 – Southern Miss – 300-294-288=882 (+18)
T12 – No. 55 Minnesota – 302-293-287=882 (+18)
14 – No. 44 Tulsa – 303-295-294=892 (+28)
15 – Arkansas State – 303-298-302=903 (+39)


Arkansas will finish the regular season in Oklahoma at The Bruzzy hosted by North Texas at Dornick Hills from Saturday, March 30 to Sunday March 31.


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