Seth Pollock, 23 Sports

The Missouri women’s golf competed in the Bruzzy Challenge at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas on Monday and Tuesday. Mizzou finished among the top half of the teams competing, finishing sixth out 15. The tournament, hosted by the University of North Texas, featured eight teams from the Lone Star State, including the victorious Texas A&M Aggies.

Missouri’s best round was its first, where they finished play in fifth place, with their top four finishers combining for a 301. Junior Emma Allen had the lowest score of the tournament for Mizzou in the first, an even par 72.  Missouri’s scores got progressively worse over the next two rounds, with the Tigers shooting a 307 and a 312.

The top individual finisher for Mizzou was Sophomore Jessica Yuen, who ended up with a three round total of 226 (74-78-74), good enough to tie for eighth overall. Junior Cayce Hendrickson finished tied for 16th with a 230 (77-73-80), while Junior Amanda Kim finished tied for 32nd with a 234 (81-75-78). Allen fell from her first round pace to finish tied for 39th with a 236 (72-81-83). Rounding out the team finishers for the Tigers, Clara Young finished tied for 51st with a 239 (78-80-81). Sophomore Cherise Otter, who competed individually, finished tied for 64th with a 244 (81-76-87).

The Tigers have some time off before their next event, the SEC Championships. The tournament takes place from April 18-22 in Birmingham. Last year, Missouri finished 12th in the Championships, ahead of only Ole Miss and Auburn.