Cook Has Best Outing of the Fall as Tigers Finish 9th at the Hoosier Fall Invitational

Monday, Oct. 17 – Tuesday, Oct. 18 –

The Missouri women’s golf team finished ninth out of 13 teams at the Hoosier Fall Invitational at the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., on Tuesday. It was the girls’ fourth tournament of their fall schedule.

MU seniors Marissa Cook and Kelly Osborne competed as individuals in the tournament. Cook finished 11th while closing in at 11-over-par while Osborne finished 20-over-par and tied for 30th in the tournament. Both Cook and Osborne had rough first rounds with scores of 78 and 81, respectively. However, both also bounced back with good second round scores of 74 and 73, respectively.

Through two rounds, Osborne was tied for 17th with a score of ten-over-par, but a rough final round dropped her down to 30th. She shot a final round score of 82 to reach a final score of 236 for the tournament.

Cook had a similar path through the tournament with round scores of 78, 74 and 76 to finish with a final score of 228. Cook has had an up-and-down fall season so far, finishing 59th, 23rd, 62nd and now 11th. Coming off of the Imes Invitational earlier this month, Cook bounced back from her worst outing where she scored 21-over par-to swing perhaps her best tournament of the fall.

Kate Gallagher, Taylor Gohn, Hannah Lovelock, Alina Rogers and Ariana Savich all competed for the Tigers as the team. Savich had the most impressive outing as she finished 34th with a score of 21-over-par. Lovelock closed out the tournament with impressive rounds of 78 and 74 in the last two rounds, but due to her opening round score of 81, was only able to finish in a tie for 58th with a total score of 246.

The team’s final rounds scores were 323, 307 and 321 for a total of 951. Eastern Michigan won the tournament with a final score of 912 (303-306-303), finishing at 48-over-par total.

Missouri will next compete in the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown on Monday Oct. 24-26 in Boulder City, Nev. Last year the Tigers finished eighth in the tournament.

– Walt Scher
23 Sports
Staff Writer