Golf Maintains Top 10 Position at SEC Championships

MUTIGERS.COM Jess Meek sunk two birdies in the final three holes
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Jess Meek sunk two birdies in the final three holes
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April 19, 2014

Birmingham, Ala. - Led by freshman Jess Meek, Mizzou Women's Golf is maintaining its top 10 position at the 2014 SEC Women's Golf Championships. The Tigers shot 303 as a team to sit 30-over par through two rounds of play. Meek shot just 1-over par in the second round to hold on to a top-15 position. Vanderbilt (+9) leads the championship followed by Arkansas (+15) and LSU (+16).

"We had a real nice start on the front side this morning and we let a few shots go at our finish today," head coach Stephanie Priesmeyer said. "However, I am really pleased with the growth of this team from last year to this year. We are playing with a great sense of confidence and our short games have developed a lot this year. Jess Meek had a tremendous finish for us today and senior Taylor Gohn was very solid with hitting her targets and giving herself a lot of opportunities for birdies. We will have a good mindset heading into the final round."

Meek sunk two birdies in the final three holes for a strong finish in the round. Not far behind is redshirt sophomore Michelle Butler who is tied for 30th overall with teammate Alina Rogers. The two sit 8-over par through two rounds of play.

Senior Taylor Gohn, who finished the day 4-over par, sits at 39th overall in the tournament, followed by junior Laura Kraft who comes in at No. 62 individually.

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. 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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