Missouri State placed a pair of golfers in the top 10, including Ariel Tidwell (8th) and Chiara Citterio (t-9th)
Senior Emma Clegg's 1-over-73 ignited Missouri State to a tournament-best round (325) on Monday
Host Missouri State is in fifth place after carding a 332 on Sunday at The Club at Porto Cima
The MVC coaches have made MSU a narrow pick to repeat as conference champs.
The Bears posted their best round of the SMU/Dallas Athletic Club Invitational Sunday with a 325
2013-14: Improved her scoring average nearly a stroke from her sophomore season, leading the team and ranking 11th in the conference with a 77.60 mark ... Led the team in three of its first four tournaments and was second in the other ... Tied for the team lead with 14 rounds in the 70s and recorded the season low for the Bears with a 70 in the second round of the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial ... Finished third at the Payne Stewart Memorial by carding 76-70-73--219, career bests for 18 and 54 holes...Eleven of her 12 rounds were in the 70s ... Tied for 17th with 72-78-79--229 at the season-opening Chip-N-Club Invitational ... Went 74-77-78--229 and placed 20th at the ORU Shootout and tied for 47th at the Palmetto Intercollegiate at 76-81-75--232 ... Placed fourth in the White Wing JV Invitational with rounds of 76 and 80 ... Carded 82-77-85--244 at the Jackrabbit Invitational ... Scored 84-75-84--53 in the UALR Classic...Unable to compete at the MVC Championship due to injury, but was still named to the all-conference team.
2012-13: Established herself as one of the conference's top players, ranking sixth in the Missouri Valley and second on the team with a 78.38 scoring mark, and earning all-conference honors ... Season was hampered by a wrist injury that forced her to withdraw several times ... Had a strong start to the spring season, finishing fourth at the Islander Classic (77-73--150) and seventh at Rio Verde (76-72--148) ... Named MVC Golfer of the Week for her play at Rio Verde ... Tied for 18th at the UALR Classic after shooting 78-80-80--238 ... Managed a tie for eighth at the Payne Stewart Memorial while playing through injury by posting 76-77-73--226 ... Tied for MSU's best performance at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in 44th place with 76-78-76--230 ... Opened the season at the Chip-N-Club Invitational, where she had 80-75-81--236 to take 19th place.