Sept. 10, 2013
CHARLESTON, S.C. - The final round of the 11th Annual Cougar Classic wrapped up for Mizzou Women's Golf Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 10) at Yeamans Hall Club, with Florida taking the title. The Gators finished the tournament 5-under par, just one stroke ahead of second-place Clemson. College of Charleston took third in the tournament. Mizzou went 302-302-304-908 to finish in 15th overall with senior Taylor Gohn (Columbus, Ind.) leading the Tigers with a final tally just 3-over par to finish among the top 30 overall.
The Tigers were up against strong competition in the tournament as seven of the 20 total teams were ranked in Golfweek's Preseason Top 30. No. 14-ranked Florida, No. 19 Baylor, No. 20 South Carolina, No. 21 Clemson, No. 24 LSU, No. 25 NC State and No. 30 Mississippi State competed in the event. Auburn, Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Furman, Maryland, Mississippi, UNCG, Penn State, Tennessee, Wake Forest and Wisconsin rounded out the field of teams that the Tigers faced on the Par 72, 6,204-yard course at Yeamans Hall.
Gohn recorded five birdies on the day, with three coming on consecutive holes to finish just 1-over par (73) in the third round. She finished in a tie for 26th after shooting 72-74-73--219 through three rounds. Junior Alina Rogers (Toronto, Ontario) finished in the top 50, closing out the tournament 10-over par. Her third-round 75 (+3) kept her consistent throughout the tournament as she scored 75-76-75 through three rounds.
After shooting even par (72) in the second round, sophomore Katherine Hepler (Lincoln, Ill.) closed out the tournament 14-over par to tie for 72nd overall.
Sophomore Michelle Butler (Dunedin, Fla.) also had her best round of the tournament as she scored just 4-over par in the third round. Butler went 78-84-76--238 overall. Haelena Schwemmer (O'Fallon, Mo.) finished just one stroke behind Butler as she went 79-80-80--239 through three rounds.
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