Michelle Butler led the Tigers through the final two rounds of play.
March 22, 2014
Michelle Butler led the Tigers to a 12th place finish as she shot a score 2-over par in the third round of play. The Tigers shot 67-over par as a team finishing with a strong third round score just 16-over par. Arkansas took the tournament title for the second straight year, while UCF and Kentucky round out the top three teams.
Butler finished in a tie for 25th overall as she finished the tournament 12-over par. She tallied five birdies on the day, four coming in the third round, which helped her earn her lowest score of the tournament (-2). After leading the Tigers on day one, Taylor Gohn finished the tournament 15-over par, just behind Butler. Gohn finished in 37th overall, also recording her best performance in the third round. Gohn recorded three birdies in the round to score just 3-over par.
Freshman Jess Meek joined Gohn and Butler among the top 50 overall as she earned a 48th place finish. Meek shot 18-over par through three rounds, also scoring just 3-over par in the third round of play.
Junior Alina Rogers shot 22-over par to finish in 60th overall, while senior Kate Gallagher finished 81st overall. Competing as an individual, Laura Kraft finished the tournament 27-over par with a third round tally just 5-over par. Kraft finished 70th overall in the tournament.
The LSU Tiger Golf Classic was held at The University Club, a 6,215-yard, par 72 course. The tournament field consisted of 15 teams including several top-ranked competitors including No. 5 Arkansas, No. 17 UCF and No. 18. Baylor, Denver, Kentucky, Louisiana-Monroe, Notre Dame, Purdue, SMU, TCU, Tulane, UNCW and UTSA were also among teams at the tournament.
The Tigers will host the MountainView Classic in Tucson, Ariz. next week, March 28-29. For more information on Mizzou Women's Golf, please check out MUTigers.com. You can also follow the team on Facebook, facebook.com/MUWomensGolf.
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