Women's Golf in 14th Entering Final Round of Golfweek Tournament
The Missouri State women's golf team shot its second straight 314 on Monday (Sept. 27) at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and remains in 14th place entering Tuesday's final round. The Bears are one of 18 teams from the nation's top 18 conferences competing at the Fazio Course at Red Sky Golf Club in Vail, Colo., a par 72, 6247-yard layout.
On a day when scores soared due to tougher course conditions and pin placements, the Bears were one of a handful of teams that didn't shoot a higher score than the opening round. Their 628 team total leaves them four behind Harvard and seven behind 23rd-ranked Texas A&M.
UC Davis grabbed the team lead by a stroke over Arizona, 587-588, while first-round co-leaders Virginia and Tulane are third and fourth, respectively, at 590 and 591. Denver is fifth at 592, followed by UNLV (593), Tennessee (603), Minnesota (604), Pepperdine (605), San Jose State (612), Chattanooga (613), Texas A&M (621), Harvard (624), the Bears, Campbell (634), Coastal Carolina (635), Sacramento State (644) and Central Arkansas (648).
Individually, juniors Catherine Dolan and Kelsey Welber shot 78's on Monday, while freshman Rikke Falsner and sophomore Hermine Greyling had 79's, and sophomore Emma Clegg 81.
For the tournament, Falsner is the leading Bear, tied for 27th with 73-79--152. After shooting a nine-over-par 45 on the front nine Monday, she rallied with a two-under 34 on the back to salvage her 79. Dolan is tied for 47th at 76-78--154, while Welber has carded 83-78--161 and is 66th. Greyling and Clegg are tied for 67th with 162 totals; Greyling has posted 83-79 and Clegg 81-81. First-round leader Therese Koelbaek of UNLV built her lead to three shots after shooting 69-70--139.
Tuesday's final round is scheduled for a 9:00 MDT shotgun start.