Golf Finishes 17th in Knoxville

By Sirron Ellis, 23 Sports

Sunday, Sept. 22-

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-Despite the heavy rain that cancelled the 2nd round of the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Champion, the tournament continued today, ending with a 36-hole event. The Mizzou Tigers, led by Jessica Meek, finished in last place at 17th overall with a final score of 36-over par.  The Arkansas Razorbacks, shooting 3-under par, were victorious after trailing behind the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 1st round, who finished 2nd overall tallying a score of 3-over par.

After a shaky start, Meek, who finished 33rd overall after the 1st round, just made the top 25 mark finishing 25th overall along with six other players.  Similar to Alina Rogers in the 1st round, Meek started off with a few bogeys and finished strong with a couple birdies. Meek tallied a final score of 147 overall, shooting 3-over par.

Rogers, Katherine Hepler, and Michelle Butler all finished with a score of 77 in the 3rd round.  Rogers, who led the way after the 1st round at 19th overall, slowed down and finished the tournament tying for 39th overall with a score of 149.  Hepler finished the tournament 75-77–152, which puts her in a tie for 56th overall.  Butler went 83-77–160, leaving her at 88th overall.

Finishing right behind Butler was senior Taylor Gohn.  Gohn tallied a final score of 161, putting her at 89th overall.

The fall season continues for the Tigers as they are scheduled to hit the golf course again in Florida at the Pat Bradley Invitational on Oct. 20th.