Brooke Lemke – 23 Sports

The Mizzou men and women’s golf teams travelled to Fayetteville, Arkansas to compete in the Blessings Collegiate Open tournament, among all the other Southeastern Conference teams. The SEC schools brought a competitive environment and fierce competition. The men’s team rounded out the three day long competition placing 13th of the 14 teams in play, and the women placed 14th out of the SEC teams for the contest.

MU sophomore Ross Steelman drove the momentum for the men’s team. Steelman had ended his freshman season with a 72.48 scoring average, the fifth best among SEC freshmen. Coming into this opening tournament for the season, he knew he had a high performance standard to maintain. 

Steelman ended the tournament 2-over par after earning a 70 in the second round, which was his tenth career round he shot under par. He rose to the challenge in day three and earned an even-par round, claiming a T-13 finish. The finish for Steelman notes his sixth consecutive top-25 finish.

Senior Jack Parker had a strong performance for the men as well. He completed the three day contest posting an 11-over par 227. He finished T-47, more notably placing in the top 50 in seven of the last eight competitions. 

The Mizzou men’s team finished the week 40 over par with a 904 overall for the team. They travel to Nashville, Tennessee on Oct. 25-27 to compete in the Legends Collegiate Invitational.

For Missouri’s women’s team, Noelle Beijer, senior, paced the team and finished T-39 individually. She fought to post a 73 in the final round of competition. That marked the 14th time she scored 73 or better in 22 rounds as a Tiger. Since her transfer from Florida Tech, Beijer finished in the top 40 in all eight of her career events with Mizzou. 

As a team, the women ended the week placing 14th with a 980, 116-over par. Mizzou women compete again against the entire SEC on Oct. 19-21 in Starkville, Mississippi.

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