The Missouri women’s golf team opened its spring season on Monday, carding a one-under total in 36 holes of action at the Paradise Invitational, hosted by Florida Atlantic.
After an even-par opening round of 288, the Tigers shot one better in the second round with a 287. The team’s total of 575 puts Mizzou in fifth place of 14 schools, just two shots behind the host Owls and three strokes better than Kansas State.
Individually, senior Sophia Yoemans leads MU with a four-under total of 140 to place eighth overall of 75 golfers in Florida. The senior shot a one-under 71 in the opening round before matching her career best with a 69 (-3) in the second round of action. Overall, Yoemans carded eight birdies to just four bogeys in the 36 holes on the day.
Making her collegiate debut, freshman Kate Bibby finished with a 145 on the day, posting scores of 71 in round one and 74 in round two. Graduate Sky Sload was right behind at 146, while junior Emily Staples and freshman Melanie Walker finished with a 147.
All five Tigers are currently in the top half of the leaderboard, in a field that features two nationally-ranked opponents.
Round three is set to begin at noon CT on Tuesday afternoon.
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