MO State HS Sports

Women’s Golf Makes Move on Day Two

Emily Staples

Columbia, Mo- The University of Missouri women’s golf team led the field during the second day of action, posting a second-round best of 10-under to move within striking distance at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Tuesday.

The Tiger posted a 278 during the second round, trimming what was a 12-shot deficit coming into the day down to just five shots heading into the final round. Lipscomb leads the tournament with a nine-under total, while Mizzou (-4) and FIU (-1) follow closely behind.  

Senior Emily Staples bounced back from day one to card five-under (67), her best career score, sinking six birdies and only one bogey on the day. Sophomore Jade Zamora fired at 68, her best career score, to stay in the top five on the leaderboard. 

Sophomore Melanie Walker lands herself in the top five carding 69 on the day. Overall, the trio all rank in the top ten through 36 holes of action. Zamora is five-under after two rounds to place second in the individual, while Walker is fifth at three-under, and Staples is eighth at two-under.

Grad Student Winnie Ng and junior Ffion Tynan both carded a 1-under 71 for the team score and are tied at 15th overall at one over.  

The final round will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. 

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics