Tigers Take 13th at UCF Challenge

Tuesday, Feb. 12-

The Missouri women’s golf team finished the University of Central Florida Challenge tying for 13th place at RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla. The Tigers shot 300 on Sunday, 308 on Monday and 298 on Tuesday, finishing with a score of 906.

The tournament was won by North Carolina, who shot 10 under par (854) and Tulane came in second, carding seven under par (871). The individual winner of the tournament was Briana Mao of Virginia who locked in a four under par 212 to win by one stroke.

Top scorer for the Tigers was junior Taylor Gohn. She shot a five over 221 to finish tied for 21st. Gohn’s best day was day one when she shot an even par. On the final day, Gohn started out with a double bogey on hole 14. She battled her way back to even par with birdies on 16 and 17 but five bogeys and a birdie on the next fourteen holes resulted in four over par performance.

Day three’s highlight came from Alina Rogers. She finished the round one under par. Rogers birdied holes seven, nine and 11 and only suffered two bogeys. She ended up 46th overall and nine over for the tournament.

“Alina looked great and had nearly a flawless day,” head coach Stephanie Priesmeyer told mutigers.com. “Taylor was a gamer for us also and she battled today for a 76. {Michelle}Butler had a nice day on the course with many opportunities too. We feel confident that the next event will be a big leap for us with the experience we gained this week.”

The Tigers next match will be the Sir Pizza Cards Challenge in Weston, Fla.

-Ryan Peraino
23 Sports
Staff Writer