Erik Kase, 23 Sports Reporter
After a sixth place finish at the LSU Tiger Classic, Mizzou women’s golf travelled to Tempe, Arizona, to compete in the PING/Arizona State Invitational. Despite consistent play over the three-day tournament, the Tigers didn’t perform up to standards and finished at 27-over-par 891, tying them for 10th place out of 14 teams.
Competition in this tournament was top-notch, as host Arizona State is ranked second in the country. Other top 25 teams in this event were 13th-ranked Arizona and 18th-ranked Baylor, while San Diego State is the 27th-ranked team in the country.
Leading the Tigers was sophomore Amanda Kim of O’Fallon, Missouri. Kim produced one of her best performances of the season, as she shot 5-over-par 221 to tie for 29th place. Her score of 221 marked her second lowest total in a tournament this season, and she was the lowest scoring Tiger in this tournament.
Other Tigers that contributed were senior Jessica Meek and freshman Jess Yuen. Meek tied Kim for the lowest round shot by a Tiger with a 72. She finished 7-over-par with a score of 223. Yuen also finished at 7-over-par 223 and shot 73 in the second round.
The team title went to Arizona State, as they shot 25-under-par 839 and won by 20 strokes over Arizona, who finished in second place. Washington rounded out the top three by shooting an even par 864.
The individual title went to Roberta Liti of Arizona State. Liti shot 10-under-par 206 to win the tournament by one stroke over her teammate Monica Vaughn. Three Arizona State golfers placed in the top five, and the lowest a Sun Devil golfer placed was tied for 27th place.
This was the spring 2017 finale for the Tigers as they now look ahead towards the SEC Championships. This tournament will take place from April 21 through April 23 in Hoover, Alabama.