Tigers Trounced in Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic

Sunday, April 1 –

The Missouri women’s golf team was not on form as they placed 17th in the field of 18 in the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. The Tigers could not manage a single round at or under par as they placed near last in the event.

The Crimson Tide rolled through the event, as they shot an astonishing 10 strokes-under-par. Georgia, who placed second, shot two-over-par for the tournament. Alabama also had the top golfer, as Jennifer Kirby placed first at seven-under-par, managing a one-stroke victory over Laura Gonzalez of Purdue.

The leader for Mizzou was Ariana Savich, who tied for 53rd. Savich was consistent in her first two rounds, scoring 75 in each round. Going into the final round, Savich was tied for 41st but slipped in her final round. She ended the classic with a 78 and fell 12 spots on the leaderboard.

Following Savich for the Tigers was Alina Rodgers, who also placed in the 50s. Rogers was very up and down during the tournament. She managed a 76 in her first round, but then took a step backwards in her second round as she shot a 78. She was able to rebound in her final round, shooting a 76 to place in a tie for 59th.

The third Tiger on the leaderboard was Hannah Lovelock. Lovelock regressed after every round. She shot a 76 in the first round, but then followed with a 77 and a 78. She ended 15 over par in a tie for 66th.

Taylor Gohn followed Lovelock for Mizzou as she tied for 82nd. Gohn went with the theme of inconsistency. She shot a first round 78, followed by an eight-over-par 80. She ended the tournament with another 78 to finish at 20-over-par.

The last Mizzou golfer on the leaderboard was also second to last on the leaderboard. Marissa Cook shot an 80 in all three of her rounds to finish eight-over-par.

The Tigers will next participate in the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate on Friday, April 6.

– Tim Leible
Staff Writer