Tigers Finish Tied for 9th at Sir Pizza Cards Challenge

Tuesday, Feb. 28-

The Missouri Womens’ Golf team headed down to Miami, Fl. on Monday to compete in the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge. The two-day event featured 14 schools, including Big 12 foe Kansas.

The Tigers finished in a tie for ninth with the Jayhawks after putting up a final score of 919 (+55). With a final round score of 304, Missouri was able to come back from an early deficit and tie Kansas.

Alina Rogers got Missouri going early with a first round score of 73 (+1) Monday. Rogers finished Monday with a total score of 152 (+8), which, at the time, left her in a tie for 25th with teammate Hannah Lovelock.

Lovelock had just the opposite type of Monday as Rogers with a rough first round score of 80 (+8). However, she finished the day with her best round of the tournament, scoring an even-par 72.

On the second day of the challenge, Rogers finished strong while Lovelock struggled. Rogers shot a final round 75 (+3) to finish with a total score of 227 (+11) and place her in a tie for 23rd overall.

Lovelock couldn’t continue her second round success in her final round, shooting another 80 (+8) to finish third amongst the Tigers. She finished tied for 39th overall with a score of 232 (+16).

Finishing in between Rogers and Lovelock was Marissa Cook who finished tied for 32nd overall. Cook shot a total of 230 with round scores of 77(+5), 75(+3) and 77(+5).

Finishing in the middle of the pack seemed to be a common result for the Tigers in the fall season. After another middle of the pack finish this week, Missouri still doesn’t seem to be able to push to the front of events.

Missouri will now have almost a month off from competition to practice and improve. They will next compete in the Mountain View Classic in Tucson, Ariz. on Friday, March 23.

– Walt Scher
Staff Writer