Michelle Butler leads Tigers and sits in tie for second overall
Participated in all of Mizzou's fall tournaments, ending the season with a 74.1 stroke average...Earned her best finish at the Pat Bradley Invitational where she tied for 12th and finished 2-under par...She also posted a season low third-round score of 70 at this invitational...At the Las Vegas Collegiate she was Mizzou's second finisher with a 36-hole score 2-under par as well.
Competed in all six events for the Tigers during the spring season...finished the year with a 76.33 scoring average...recorded her best finish at the Sir Pizza Terrapin Challenge as she finished in 12th with a three-round score of 225...earned her season low round score of 69 in the second round of the Rebel Intercollegiate.
As a freshman, Hepler finished in the top 10 at all five tournaments of the fall season and she had never recorded a 54-hole score over 225. Her best outing was at the Chip-N Club Invitational where she finished just 2-over par. She fired a season-best 70 in the third round of the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown as well.
Comes to Missouri undefeated in all matches and tournaments during her senior year of high school, including the IHSA Sectional tournament where she shot a 4-under-par, 68, to set a new women's course record...set a women's course record at the IHSA Regional as she shot a 63...at the IHSA State competition, Hepler scored 71-77 through two rounds to help her team secure a victory by just one stroke...earned a first place finish at the State Meet, making her the first girl in University High School history to win the Individual State Title...10-time champion of the Drysdale Junior Golf Tournament...set eight course records, including a 10-under-par round of 62 at the Lincoln Greens Golf Course which set the record for both men and women...named the Junior PGA Player of the Year for the girls' 16-18 division after tying for 15th place at the Junior PGA Championship in Fort Wayne, Ind...competed in the 2011 LPGA Future's Tour Player Championship in Decatur, Ill., where she tied for 35th place out of 156 golfers scoring 67-76-75-70...four-year member of the Concert Band, Jazz Band and Marching Band as well as a three-year member of her high school's Pit Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, contributing to each group with her talents on the tenor saxophone, clarinet, baritone saxophone and bass clarinet...two-year member of University High School's Math Team, and she was named co-captain of the junior class team...in her junior year, Hepler earned the Individual Regional Title in Algebra II and also competed in the Scholastic Bowl in her junior and senior years.
Personal: Hepler comes to Mizzou from Lincoln, Ill...signed with the program in April 2012...she is the daughter of Dave and Grace Hepler...plans to major in Chemical Engineering.