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Women’s Golf Travels to New Orleans for Tulane Classic

WGolf Tulane Classic

University of Missouri women’s golf is set for its second tournament of the 2024 spring season when it competes at the Tulane Classic, starting on Sunday.

The Tulane Classic is a three-day tournament, playing 18 holes each of the three days for a total of 54 holes with tee times on Sunday and Monday, and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CST on Tuesday. The first tee time for the Tigers on Sunday morning is at 9:54 a.m.

The tournament field includes 17 teams. Playing alongside the Tigers are No.50 Colorado St., Cal Poly, Central Arkansas, Columbia, Harvard, Howard, Iowa, Memphis, North Carolina A&T, Notre Dame, Princeton, Southern Miss, Texas St., UTEP, Wichita St. and the host Tulane.

The English Turn Country Club is a par-72 course that plays 6,224 yards long in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

The Tigers came out of Arizona with two career-best rounds from graduate student Winnie Ng and sophomore Melanie Walker. Walker led Mizzou overall for the fourth-straight tournament for the Tigers. Overall, the Tigers placed 10th after three rounds with a final score of 848.

With each round, Melanie Walker’s current stroke average of 71.53, puts her on course to land herself in the top-5 of all Missouri golfers for season stroke average. Notably, Walker has carded three of five competitions under par after doing so only once in nine tournaments as a freshman. 

Overall, Walker ranks 13th in the SEC with her stroke average of 71.53 this season.

1. Melanie Walker
2. Winnie Ng
3. Emily Staples
4. Fleur van Beek
5. Ffion Tynan

Individual- Addie Dobson

Following the Tulane Classic, the Black and Gold will travel to Arizona, for The MountainView Collegiate, starting March 15.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics