Tigers Trail Two Teams Through 36 Holes at Johnie Imes

Monday, October 1 –

After hosting the first day of the Johnie Imes Invitational, the Mizzou’s women’s golf team sits in third place. The first two rounds of the 18-team tournament were completed Monday at the Club at Old Hawthorne where the teams completed 36 out of the competition’s 54 holes.

After a long day of golf and a mediocre first-round score of 300, Missouri rallied in the second round. The squad shot a 294, allowing them to move into third place where they currently stand going into the final round on Tuesday.

Mizzou trails the first place team in the tournament, Southern Methodist University, by 13 strokes at the close of the day. Second place Kansas State lingers in between the two with a team score of 587. The Wildcats also possess the tournament’s current individual leader, Whitney Pyle, who sits at seven-under par on the day.

Alina Rogers, whose one-over par provided one of few bright spots for the Tigers, led the five Missouri golfers.

Mizzou freshman Katherine Helper was able to overcome two double bogies Monday, placing her only one stroke behind Rogers with a score of 146.

Michelle Butler, a redshirt freshman from Missouri, had a shaky first round, shooting three bogeys and two double bogeys. In her second 18 holes, Butler was able to clean up her game, carding a two-over par and a total score of 150 on the day.

Individual Missouri competitors Kate Gallagher and Haelena Schwemmer are tied for 77th overall in the tournament.

The final round of the Johnie Imes Invitational will begin at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Club at Old Hawthorne.

-Janey Marion
23 Sports
Staff Writer