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MU Women’s Golf Finish Sixth in Sunflower Invitational

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MANHATTAN, Kan. – Mizzou Women’s Golf rebounded with a strong finish by shooting a 3-under par 285 in the final round of the Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational on Tuesday at Colbert Hills Golf Course. The Tigers earned a sixth-place finish at +32 overall.

All six Tigers competing finished at 75 or lower in the third round, paced by a 2-under 70 from freshman Emma Allen. Sophomore Clara Young continued her strong showing with a 1-under 71 to tie for 14th with a total score of 222 (+6). Allen placed 17th, finishing one stroke behind Young. Freshman Amanda Kim carded an even-par 72 in the final round to tie for 28th overall (+15). Junior Jessica Meek shot a 75 in the last round to tie for 32nd (+17).

Senior Michelle Butler recorded an even-par 72 to follow-up a 1-under 71 in the second round that was completed on Tuesday morning following a weather postponement on Monday. Allen shot a 77 (+5) in the middle round, while Young and Meek both shot 79 (+7). Competing as an individual, Haelena Schwemmer fired a 77 (+5) in the second round and a 75 (+3) to conclude the event.

SMU won the tournament by shooting +9, followed by TCU (+11), Middle Tennessee (+18), Kansas State (+26) and Central Arkansas (+32). Mizzou finished ahead of Kansas (+58), Arkansas-Little Rock (+65), Florida Gulf Coast (+71), Nebraska (+75), Stephen F. Austin (+90) and Redlands CC (+171).

Mizzou returns to action at the Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman on Sept. 20-22 in Greenville, South Carolina. To keep up with the Tigers, follow @MUWomensGolf on Twitter and like Mizzou Women’s Golf on Facebook.

*Originally posted on University of Missouri Athletics page. For complete results, visit mutigers.com

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