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Underclassmen lead the way for Tigers at Seminole Match Up

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Tallahassee, Fla. – Mizzou Women’s Golf sits in a tie for seventh at the 2015 Seminole Match Up hosted by Florida State University. The Tigers shot 12-over par as a team on Friday, closing the first round just eight shots behind tournament leader, South Carolina. Sophomore Jess Meek and freshman Clara Young both finished the day at 73, good for a 1-over par score. The number ties them for seventh in the individual standings.

Young tallied a total of four birdies in the round, including back-to-back birdies on the 14th and 15th holes. Meek also recorded three birdies and was even on her final four holes of the afternoon.

Senior Laura Kraft and Redshirt Junior Michelle Butler closed the day four strokes behind the two underclassmen. After shooting a 77 and finishing 5-over par, Butler completed the first round of the Seminole Match Up strong, birdieing her final hole. The pair is tied for 35th after the first round.

Senior Alina Rogers is tied for 52nd place, individually, and shot a 79 on the day.

Head Coach Stephanie Priesmeyer was pleased with the team effort that the Tigers put forth on their first day at the Seminole Match Up.

“We are really proud of the team today,”  Priesmeyer said. “We had a lot of positive things happen on the course today that we can build on for the next two days. We left quite a few puts out there and the mindset of each player was really good. Clara had an outstanding comeback today. She started 3-over after four holes and made five birdies to shoot 73.”

The Seminole Match Up is held at the Southwood Golf Course a 6,236 yard, Par 72 course, the Tigers look to come out on top of a field of 12 teams. In addition to the Seminoles, Mizzou is competing against Troy, Kennesaw State, Mississippi State, East Tennessee State, South Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Virginia, Georgia State, Furman and Texas A&M. The second round begins Saturday, Feb. 14 with tee times to be announced later.

Fans can follow Mizzou Women’s Golf on Twitter (@MUWomensGolf) and Facebook (/Mizzou-Womens-Golf), while also checking in to MUTigers.com for the latest news and updates.

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