MO State HS Sports

Women’s Golf Finishes Strong Day One at Texas

Emily Staples

The Missouri women’s golf team is tied for seventh of 12 schools at 12-under par after 36 holes at the Sam Golden Invitational.

The Tigers are 12-under through two rounds of action, led by a strong second round at North Texas. After an opening-round score of even-par 288, Mizzou carded a 12-under 276 in the second round to move up four spots in the standings. The 276 is also tied for the fifth-best single round in school history.

Senior Emily Staples and junior Ffion Tynan led the Tigers through the first day of play – recording a five-under 139. Staples tied the low round of her collegiate career in the opening 18 holes with a four-under 68 before adding a 71 during the second round. Overall, the senior carded seven birdies against just two bogeys through 36 holes. Tynan added a personal-best 67 in the second to match Staples at five under as the duo heads into the final round tied for 14th of 71 golfers.

Freshman Fleur van Beek fired a two-under 142 with eight bridies in her debut, tying the school record for a single round by a freshman with her 67 in the second round. She matched the mark set by Emma Allen in 2015.

Sophomore Melanie Walker (145) and graduate student Winnie Ng (148) completed the top five for the Tigers on Monday. Sophomore Jade Zamora also competed as an individual for Missouri notching (150).

The final round begins at 8:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday morning for Mizzou in Texas.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics