Bear's Citterio Takes Medalist Honors, Team Stumbles at Monterey
March 20, 2012
The Missouri State women's golf team stumbled Tuesday (Mar. 20) on the last day of the Monterey Bay Invitational, finishing third after taking an 18-stroke lead into the final round.
The Bears shot 321 in the final round and finished with a total of 303-307-321--931, a stroke behind second-place Columbia and four behind winner Wichita State. WSU posted 326-302-299--627 for the tournament, while Columbia had 321-309-300--930.
Winthrop and Central Arkansas were fourth with 945, followed by Houston Baptist and Cal Poly (946), Illinois State (948), Drake (985), Stephen F. Austin (999), Nebraska-Omaha (1004), Cal State Bakersfield (1032), Creighton (1045) and St. Francis, N.Y. (1169).
On the bright side for Missouri State, freshman Chiara Citterio captured medalist honors in just her third collegiate event. Competing as an individual, Citterio fired 76-72-75--223 to edge Julia Roth of Central Arkansas and Taylor Yoshitake of Cal Poly by two shots.
Elsewhere for the Bears, senior Kelsey Welber tied for ninth after posting 76-76-79--231, while freshman Megan Thompson tied for 14th with 77-77-80--234. Senior Catherine Dolan carded 77-76-82--235 to tie for 16th, junior Emma Clegg was 20th by shooting 79-78-80--237 and junior Hermine Greyling placed 49th with 73-91-84--248. Senior Emily Potts shot 82-85-77--244 to tie for 34th.
The Bears are back in action next Monday and Tuesday (Mar. 26-27) at the UALR Classic in Hot Springs, Ark.