MO State HS Sports

Women’s Golf Wraps Up SEC Championship

Jade Zamora

The Missouri women’s golf team concluded its season at the SEC Championship, placing 14th as a team with 927 strokes.

The Tigers carded a final-round tally of 304 on Friday, following up a 296 in the opening 18 holes of action followed by a 327 in round two.

“When we look at our results, it’s not what we came here for,” said Missouri head coach Caroline Westrup. “Our goal was to make it to match play. We had a good first round and it shows that we are capable of playing against some of the best teams in the country. It is very promising for us and this year, we have taken a step in the right direction.

“A lot of the girls have improved their scoring average and I think there are a number of positives from for my first year at Mizzou that we can take with us and build on moving into next season. I know we still have a way to go and there is a lot of hard work that we need to keep doing.”

Freshman Kate Bibby led the Tigers with a three-day total of 232, including a 78 in the final round. The rookie finished her tournament on a high note with three birdies in her final seven holes for the team lead during the week.

Classmate Jade Zamora finished second on the team with a 233 thanks to a team-leading 74 during the third round. Junior Emily Staples also carded a 233 to match Zamora for second on the team.

Sky Sload returned to the lineup and posted a 75 during round three, while Melanie Walker added a 77 to round out a 236 for the week.

This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics