Sophomore Chiara Citterio tied for 11th and was Missouri State's highest finisher
Sept. 11, 2012
2012 Chip-N Club Invitational - Final Results
LINCOLN, Neb. - The Missouri State women's golf team played 18 holes on Tuesday (Sept. 11) to wrap up the Chip-N Club Invitational in Lincoln, Neb. After posting 314-315--629 on the first day of action, the Bears shot 323 in the third and final round. Missouri State's overall score of 952 dropped the team one spot in the standings into a tie for eighth place with Houston Baptist.
Sophomore Chiara Citterio, who captured medalist honors at the Monterey Bay Invitational in March, led the way for Missouri State, tying for 11th after shooting a consistent 76-78-77--231. Senior Emma Clegg and sophomore Megan Thompson also finished among the top 20 of the individual leaderboard. Clegg, who tied for 15th, recorded a 76-78-79--233. Finishing third among the Bears' golfers was Megan Thompson with an 80-75-81--236. Her 3-over-75 was the lowest 18-hole total for a Missouri State golfer at the tournament.
Appearing in their first collegiate competition, freshmen Ariel Tidwell and Lindsey Eisenreich finished 55th and 60th, respectively. Tidwell shot 86-84-86--256, while Eisenreich completed the event with an 82-87-88--257.
In the team race, SMU grabbed the lead from Missouri on Tuesday morning and didn't look back. The Mustangs captured the Chip-N Club Invitational team title for the second consecutive season and carded 304-310-289--903. SMU also claimed individual medalist honors as Alexandra Rossi finished the day with a tournament-best final round (4-under-68). Missouri placed second and was 15 strokes behind the Mustangs (918). Also finishing ahead of the Bears were North Dakota State (932), Kansas State (935), Iowa (939), Xavier (943) and Nebraska (948).
Missouri State distanced itself from the other two Missouri Valley Conference schools participating in the tournament including 10th-place Wichita State (973) and 12th-place Creighton (1013).
The Bears will be back in action two weeks from now at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Vail, Colo., Sept. 24-26.