Lauren Michelson, 23 sports

The Mizzou Women’s Golf team completed play at the 2019 Westbrook Spring Invitational, played at the Westbrook Village Golf Club finishing in 13th place as a team and scoring a 54-hole total of 871 after team rounds of 289-291-291 in the 16-team field which featured 12 top-75 programs.

Mizzou Senior Emma Allen quickly emerged as the Tigers leader with a three-under-par 213 total (69-70-74) that left her tied for 11th place overall. Allen averaged 2.92 scoring on par threes, but missed her second top-10 finish of the season by just one shot, and was only three strokes from the top-five. The team began the day in 11th place and only five shots out of fourth place. The Tigers were forced to play Monday without 2018 All-SEC performer Jessica Yuen due to an injured wrist. Yuen played 36 holes Sunday through her discomfort before deciding the pain was too much on Monday morning. Freshman Keagan Dunn took her place and responded very well to her early career thanks, in part, to a team-best 12 birdies over the tournament. Dunn tied for 35th with a 54-hole total of 218 (73-74-71), including Monday’s one-under-par 71 that marked the first sub-par round of her collegiate career. Her 218 total was 14 shots better than her previous best 54-hole score this season. Senior Cayce Hendrickson scored close behind Dunn, with a three-round total of 220 (73-74-73) that put her in a tie for 48th overall. Hendrickson racked up a pair of birdies on Monday and played her final 13 holes in one-under-par. Finally, senior Amanda Kim gained a final-round one-over par 73 Monday to finish tied for 67th overall with a 54-hole total of 223 (77-73-73).

The Tigers have a few weeks off before they will play as a co-host along with Kansas State at the 21st annual MountainView Collegiate Classic held in Tucson, Ariz. on March 22-24th.