Women's Golf Off to Strong Start at SEC Championship

MUTIGERS.COM The second round of play is underway in Birmingham, Ala.
The second round of play is underway in Birmingham, Ala.

April 19, 2014

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Birmingham, Ala. -Mizzou Women's Golf is holding a strong position after the first round of play at the 2014 SEC Women's Golf Championship. The Tigers sit eighth overall with a score 15-over par. Junior Alina Rogers, redshirt sophomore Michelle Butler and freshman Jess Meek lead the team, tied for 21st overall after all three battled tough weather conditions to finish the first round just 3-over par.

"The course played pretty tough today with all the rain we had at night and in the morning," head coach Stephanie Priesmeyer said. "We were fortunate to be able to complete our round before dark and I think we have placed ourselves in a good position going into round two. The front side has some very challenging holes and we had pretty good luck through that stretch. We had too many doubles and three-putts, but it was a challenging day. I'm proud of our team for hanging tough and we will look for a good start in the second round."

Senior Taylor Gohn is not far behind the top three Tigers as she scored 6-over par in the first round of play. Gohn sits among the top-40 overall, at No. 37. Junior Laura Kraft finished the first round 8-over par for a 48th place start to the tournament.

The 2014 SEC Women's Golf Championships are being held at Greystone Golf & Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. Teams will play the par 71 Founders Course, with one round each day of the tournament, Friday-Sunday, April 18-20. Due to inclement weather throughout the first round of play, round two teed off at 10 a.m. on Saturday after the conclusion of round 1. Tee times for round three will begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday and continue until 10:20 a.m.

The Tigers are facing a challenging tournament field as seven SEC teams are ranked in the Golfstat Top 25. Mizzou will see No. 4 Arkansas, No. 6 South Carolina, No. 7 Alabama, No. 13 Vanderbilt, No. 16 LSU, No. 19 Florida and No. 23 Auburn. In addition, No. 26 Mississippi State, No. 32 Kentucky and No. 36 Texas A&M join the highly ranked opponents.

Keep checking in to MUTigers.com for more information on Mizzou Women's Golf as the Tigers begin play at the Conference Tournament. Fans can also follow live scoring for the 2014 SEC Women's Golf Championships at www.golfstat.com or www.secdigitalnetwork.com.



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