Women's Golf Places Top 10 at Rio Verde Invitational
Sophomore Megan Thompson (7th) was the Bears' top finisher at the Rio Verde Invitational.
Sophomore Megan Thompson (7th) was the Bears' top finisher at the Rio Verde Invitational.

March 10, 2013

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RIO VERDE, Ariz. - Despite heavy rain and hail on Friday, the golf action picked back up on Saturday and Sunday for a shortened 36-hole Rio Verde Invitational. The Missouri State women's golf team made the most of its trip to Arizona and scored a top-10 team finish at the White Wing Golf Course.

Northern Arizona took home the team title with two athletes in the top three. NAU's Savana Bezdicek earned medalist honors, shooting 71-73--144 on the weekend, while her teammate Stephanie Kim tied for runner-up with a 70-75--145. Xavier (2nd) tied with UALR (t-3rd) for the low-round on Sunday (296) as the rest of the field was unable to crack 300.

Missouri State (305-306--611) was +33 on the weekend to finish ninth out of 17 teams. Edging the Bears for seventh by two strokes in the team race was conference foe Wichita State (303-306--609).

Pacing the Bears was sophomore Megan Thompson, who currently ranks fifth in the MVC player rankings. Thompson finished seventh overall after registering a season best and the third-lowest mark (72) of any golfer during Sunday's final round. Her 76-72--148 was just four strokes off of medalist Savana Bezdicek.

Upperclassman Emma Clegg was tied for fifth following the first round yesterday, but a 7-over-79 on Sunday morning slowed the senior from Lancashire, England from placing top 10. Clegg finished the tournament tied for 17th with 72-79--151, just under her average of 76.35 on the year.

Sophomore Chiara Citterio shot 78 both rounds to rank third among Bears' golfers. She finished in a tie for 43rd with a score of 156.

Rounding out the Missouri State contingent was freshmen Ariel Tidwell (t-62nd), who carded an 81-77--158 and Megan Furnish (t-74th), who recorded a 79-82--161.

The next tournament on the schedule for the Missouri State women's golf team is the UALR Classic in Hot Springs, Ark., March 25-26.



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