Tigers move up two spots after second round of play
Columbia, Mo. – Mizzou Women’s Golf used a strong round of play to move up two places at the 2015 SunTrust Gator Invitational today. Mizzou is now in 12th place after scoring 309 (+29) on the day. The Tigers sit 64-over par in total, and the tournament is led by Arizona, Florida and Ohio State. Mizzou sits just four strokes out of the top 10 teams.
Both Michelle Butler and Jess Meek sit among the top-30 individuals. Meek shot 5-over par in the second round to move into a tie for 29th overall. Butler continues to lead the Tigers as she is currently 20th overall with a score 11-over par.
“We had a much better finish on our back nine, our front side of the course, today,” head coach Stephanie Priesmeyer said. “The scores are very close and we have a great opportunity to move up with a consistent , solid round tomorrow. Jess and Michelle were really strong for us at the finish. The golf course has humbled a lot of great players here so it is important to stay patient and understand the conditions have been tough for everyone.”
Both Clara Young and Laura Kraft are tied for 58th in the tournament. The two sit 20-over par through two rounds. Senior Alina Rogers is just five strokes back as she is tied for 74th in the tournament.
The 2015 SunTrust Gator Invitational continues with the final round tomorrow, tee times start at 9 a.m. Hosted by the University of Florida, the tournament is being played at the Mark Bostick Golf Course in Gainesville, Fla. The Tigers join 14 other teams on the Par 70, 6,701-yard course.
The tournament field is composed of No. 10 Arizona, Clemson, Denver, FIU, Florida, Florida State, GRU, Kent State, Missouri, No. 23 NC State, Ohio State, Penn State, Tulane, No. 19 UCF and UTSA.
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