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The Missouri women’s golf team finished in sixth place out of 10 teams at the Florida State Match-Up in Panama City, Florida. Missouri scored a 933 over the three round, weekend event.

Missouri’s weekend was highlighted by the strong performance of freshman Bri Bolden. Bolden tied for twelfth place individually in the tournament, shooting a 229 over the course of the three days. Bolden was also one of two players to finish under par on Sunday, scoring a one-under 71.

“I had a really good warm-up today and a really good mindset going into the round,” said Bolden. “I struck my irons well and set myself up for easy birdie opportunities. The holes that I had a hard time with yesterday, I attacked with a great attitude today, so I feel like letting go of a difficult first round allowed me to play my game much better,” she said on Sunday.

Junior Noelle Beijer was not far behind Bolden, finishing with a three-day total of 232 which earned her 22nd place individually in the tournament.

Cherise Otter also struck the ball well, earning a tie for 30th place individually with a score of 235 over the three rounds.

“It was nice to see the improvement in today’s round as a team,” said Missouri Head Coach Stephanie Priesmeyer. “Bri was fantastic and played with great poise. She has really matured a lot on the course from the fall season in regards to her ability to bounce back after a tough hole, or just Sophia.”

Missouri will take a three-week break before traveling west to play in the Mountainview Collegiate from March 20 to March 22.