Monday, September 10 -
On Monday in Lincoln, Neb., the Missouri women’s golf team kicked off the Chip-N Club Invitational. The participating teams included Missouri State, Creighton, Nebraska, Iowa, and many others. The University of Nebraska hosted the 54-hole tournament, but the Tigers stole the show on day one.
To open up the season, freshman Katherine Hepler led the team with a 6 over par. She knocked in a birdie on the second hole and followed up with another two birdies at the end of the round. She stands in a tie for second in the competition after day one.
Redshirt freshman, Michelle Butler, also showed her Tiger pride when she finished off the day 7 over par, tying for a surprising fourth place finish through 36 holes. She carded an opening score of 74 and concluded with a 77 in the second round.
Another Tiger, Laura Kraft, stroked a 12 over par. The performance has her tied her for 15th in the tournament. A few strokes behind is junior Ariana Savich, who finds herself in a tie for 24th.
Competing as an individual, junior Kate Gallagher completed the second round in 28th place. She earned scores of 80 and 79 in the first and second rounds respectively.
Mizzou currently stands first out of all 13 teams after two rounds. The third and final round of play will begin at 8:30 a.m. September 11.