Tiger Golf Drive their Way to Sixth Place

Justin Lohmeyer, 23 Sports

The Mizzou Women’s Golf Team made their way to Fazio Course in The Woodlands, Texas, to compete in the Jim West Challenge. A tournament hosted by Texas State. The team would fight hard and take sixth place, highlighted by a roaring start on day one.

Through the first 36 holes of golf, they were only five over-par [573: 282-291]. The first round of 282 matched their best round from last year.

Jessica Yuen had herself a day after she had after shooting one under [70] in first round and following that up by shooting six under [65] second round. Yuen finished with 10 birdies on the day. This all came after she battled flu like symptoms during practice. Emma Allen also had a great opening round. She was tied for first at one point after shooting five under-par [66] during her first round. She finished off the day even at par [71].

When the third and final day rolled around, there was just one more round to be played. The Tigers hung around, and were able to putt their way to a sixth place finish. Mizzou finished up the tournament with a 281 shooting three under- par. The three days put together lead to a score of 854[282,291,281]. That is the third best 54-hole team score in program history.

Jessica Yuen placed third overall in the tournament and managed to collect 13 birdies. It was a career low 204 [70,65,69], and was good enough for the second best three round performance in program history. Emma Allen had a 210[66,71,73]. Clara Young also posted 219[73,76,70].

Mizzou’s next match will be September 18-19 at the Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship in Knoxville, Tennessee.