MO State HS Sports

Melanie Walker Named SEC Golfer of the Week

Melanie Walker

After posting her first collegiate top-five finish at the Johnie Imes Invitational, sophomore Melanie Walker of the Missouri women’s golf team was honored as the SEC Golfer of the Week, announced by the conference on Wednesday.

Walker becomes the first-ever golfer in program history to collect the weekly accolade with the Tigers joining the conference in 2012.

During the team’s home tournament last week at The Club at Old Hawthorne, Walker finished second overall with a five-under 211. Her 211 total is a new career best for the sophomore as she followed up an even-par 72 on the opening day with a three-under 69 and two-under 70. Overall, Walker carded 10 birdies with just five bogeys during the 54-hole tournament, including just three bogeys over the final 51 holes.

Walker has enjoyed a strong start to the 2023-24 season, posting a 70.5 stroke average during the team’s first two tournaments. She has carded four rounds under par in her six competed in after doing so five times in 26 rounds as a freshman.

Walker and the Tigers return to action on Friday, competing at the Evie Odom Invitational in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics