Missouri Women’s Golf Takes on Tournament in Knoxville

Caroline Rueve, 23 Sports

The Missouri Women’s Golf Team participated in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Tournament consisted of a 54-holes on a Par 71 course, where 15 teams, including Missouri, participated. This tournament was hosted by SEC conference opponent the University of Tennessee Volunteers.

The Tigers placed 15th overall for the tournament with a final weekend score of 899 (300-300-299). Missouri had outstanding performances by both Sophomore Jessica Yuen and Senior Clara Young.

Yuen led Missouri through the tournament, finishing in 34th place overall (tied with others) with a final score of 220 (74-73-73). This is Yuen’s second weekend leading the tigers through their matches, after shooting her career-low of 204 (70, 65, 69), and tying for third place amongst 71 other golfers at the Jim West Challenge. Yuen has now shot below a 73 in five of the six rounds this fall season.

Clara Young followed behind Yuen this past weekend finishing just four strokes behind. With Young’s final weekend score being 224 (73-76-75), she placed 52nd (tied with others) overall. Young balanced out Mizzou’s first day scores with a 2-over-par 73.

Finalizing the teams scores, Juniors Emma Allen, Cayce Hendrickson, and Marit Harryvan finished in 66th, 74th, and 78th place (tied with others), with scores of 227, 230 and 235.

Notably Sophomore Cherise Otter competed as an individual and placed 74th (tied with others), and her final score being 230 (77-79-74).

Mizzou Women’s Golf takes a break this weekend before they host the annual Johnie Imes Invitational from October 2nd -October 4th at The Club at Old Hawthorne.