Women's Golf Set to Host Payne Stewart Memorial
Oct. 13, 2012
The Missouri State women's golf team will look to defend its championship Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 15-16) at its only home tournament of the season, the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial.
The Bears will host 14 other teams at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Mo., in a 54-hole tournament named in honor of the late PGA Tour standout and World Golf Hall of Famer who was a Springfield native. Stewart died in a 1999 plane crash just four months after winning his second U.S. Open Championship.
Play will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start both days, with 36 holes contested Monday and 18 on Tuesday. Rivercut, which will play to 6,087 yards and par 72, is the top-rated municipal course in Missouri, according to Golf Digest.
MSU captured the team title a year ago, posting a 16-shot victory over runner-up UMKC. The Bears shot 302-306-302--910 to claim their first tournament win of the season before going on to claim the Missouri Valley Conference title in the spring.
Current Bear senior Hermine Greyling earned medalist honors last season, shooting 75-77-73--225 and then prevailing in a three-way sudden-death playoff on the first hole.
Other teams in the field include Arkansas-Little Rock, Creighton, Drake, Drury, Indiana State, Nebraska, Nebraska-Omaha, Oklahoma City, Oral Roberts, Rockhurst, South Dakota, UMKC, Valparaiso, Wichita State.