The Missouri women’s golf team finished up competition at the Westbrook Invitational on Monday, placing 13th as a team in the three-round tournament.
The Tigers finished with a team score of 889 over 54 holes, carding a final-round tally of 297.
“It was a strong field where Nebraska won the title and in our last tournament, we finished just two shots behind them,” said head coach Caroline Westrup. “So, we know we are capable of competing with these teams. We led the tournament with the most pars and were just unable to capitalize on our putting. We fell behind and to make up for bogeys, we needed birdies and the putts just didn’t fall.”
Junior Emily Staples paced Mizzou and finished 29th overall, carding a final-round one-under 71. Staples followed her early-round totals of 74 and 73 with a three-birdie day to move up five spots in the final rankings in Peoria, Arizona.
Freshman Kate Bibby placed second on the team with a 221 with a final-day tally of 73. Classmates Melanie Walker (222) and Addie Dobson (230) and senior Sophia Yoemans (232) rounded out the tournament for MU, highlighted by an eagle three by Dobson on the par-five fifth hole.
The Tigers return to Arizona for the Mountain View Collegiate in Tucson from March 17 to March 19.
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