Gavin Curless, 23 Sports

The Mizzou women’s Golf team played in their only home tournament of the year this week, and the Tigers represented their turf well. Missouri dominated all week, leading to a 22-stroke win over runner-up Fresno State. This margin of Victory is the second largest victory margin in the history of the Johnie Imes, second only to their 25-stroke win in 2015.

The Tigers had the lowest score two of the three days of the event. Day one they shot a 282, four strokes ahead of Florida Golf Coast University. Day two they once again shot a 282, but the Tigers finished three behind Fresno State. In the third and final day, Mizzou shot a 289 in windy conditions, nine ahead of Northern Illinois University.
Emma Allen really shined in this tournament, winning by one stroke over her playing partner Laura Reynolds of FGSU. It came down to the 18th hole as Allen and Reynolds were tied. Allen got the par on the par-4 hole and Laura ended up taking a bogey, securing the win for Allen. Jessica Yuen had another outstanding performance this week, finishing in third and only two strokes behind the lead. Cayce Hendrickson placed fourth overall, only three strokes behind the lead. Cherise Otter was another Tiger who finished in the top ten. Overall, four out of the ten top performers in this tournament were Tigers, and that is nothing but good news for Missouri.

The Tigers will be getting a nice and long break now, as their next competition,the Jim West Challenge, is three weeks away. The Tigers will travel to San Marcos, Texas for that one . They will then finish up the season at the Battle of the Beach in San Jose, Mexico.