Hepler Leads Tigers to Fourth Place Finish at Hoosier Invite

Missouri will compete at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown next.

Missouri will compete at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown next.

Oct. 14, 2012

Florence, Ind.- The University of Missouri women's golf team earned a fourth place finish at this weekend's Hoosier Fall Invitational in Florence, Ind. The Tigers, 307-293-310--910, finished 12 strokes ahead of Boston College, while Wisconsin took the tournament title with a final team tally of 894. Indiana (896) placed second due to a scorecard violation, and Minnesota took third in the tournament with a score of 904.

Freshman Katherine Hepler led Missouri throughout the tournament, finishing eighth over all. She tallied a first round total of 73, recording three birdies on the way. She scored 6-over par on the second round of play, but came back with another 73 in the third round to finish the tournament just 8-over par. Junior Taylor Gohn, and Indiana native, tied for ninth place overall as she finished just one stroke behind Hepler. Scoring 9-over par on the tournament, Gohn posted her best score of the tournament in the second round. She recorded five birdies in the round and finished with a second round total 3-under par.

Junior Ariana Savich, also an Indiana Native, tied for 23rd place in the tournament. She scored 79-74-79--232 through three rounds of play. Sophomore Alina Rogers tied for 26th overall, finishing one stroke behind Savich. Rogers shot 7-over par in the first round of play, but followed it up with a score of just 3-over par in the second round after recording two consecutive birdies on the back nine holes. She finished the tournament 17-over par. Freshman Michelle Butler also had a strong second round of the tournament. She hit back-to-back birdies on her second and third holes to score 3-over par on the round. She closed the tournament in a tie for 31st place with a total score of 234.



Playing as individuals, Laura Kraft and Kate Gallagher took 40th and tied for 57th place in the tournament, respectively. Kraft shot 78-83-76 through three rounds, while Gallagher finished with a total score of 246.

Next up, Mizzou heads to Las Vegas, Nev. For the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown Oct. 21-23. Keep checking in to MUTigers.com for more information on Mizzou Women's Golf.

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