Grant Green – 23 Sports

The Mizzou women’s golf team traveled to Athens Georgia, home of the University of Georgia, to close its fall season. The event was three rounds of 18 holes for a 54-hole stroke play over three days. Mizzou faced off against ten other teams, all SEC foes: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Mississippi State, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt.

Out of the only three events Mizzou has participated in this year, this event was their best finish. The Tigers finished 11th out of 12, with a final score of 896 (309-288-299), that was +32 of total par.

The team was led by Jess Yuen, who finished T-11 out of 60 competitors for a score of 218 (74-70-74), which was only +2 over total par individually. Yuen finished bogie free on Day 2 to help her finish under par (-2), through three rounds, she totaled 40 pars, which was tied for fourth-most among all competitors. Day 2 was the magic day for the Mizzou team, as 4 out of 5 Mizzou players had their best scores on Day 2.

But as far as Yuen’s teammates are concerned, not quite as strong of finishes for the others.

Senior Noelle Beijer tied for 42nd in a three-way tie at 226 (+10), she finished with seven birdies with 22nd most among all competitors. Sophomore’s Sophia Yoemans and Brianne Bolden both tied for 51st in a three-way tie at 228 (+12). The unfortunate truth about Bolden’s performance is that it was quite damaged from her day one performance. On day one, she scored 85, but then the next two days, she scored 71 and 72. A performance on day one even close to her other two scores would’ve put her around the top of the field. Finally, Freshman Emily Staples finished at 59th with a score of 251 (+35)

The Tigers will pick up their season in the spring, but that schedule has not yet been finished.

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