Posted: Oct 1, 2012 10:50 PM
Updated: Oct 2, 2012 10:27 AM
COLUMBIA -- Missouri Women's Golf is in third place at the Sixth Annual Johnie Imes Invitational after two rounds of play. The Tigers came back in the second round after scoring a 300 in the first round of play.
Missouri put up a 294 in the second round to move into third place. SMU currently leads the tournament with a total of 581, six strokes ahead of second place Kansas State who scored 587 through two rounds.
Kansas State's Whitney Pyle is leading the tournament as she sits 7-under par.
Alina Rogers leads the Tigers after two rounds as she scored 74-71-145 on the day, just 1-over par. Rogers recorded a total of four birdies in the first round, and she added another five to her tally in the second round.
Freshman Kat Hepler is just one stroke behind Rogers as she finished the day with a total of 146. Hepler finished the first round at even par after recording a double bogey on her first hole. She finished just 2-over par in the second round as well. Redshirt freshman Michelle Butler is currently tied for 17th in the tournament as she shot 6-over par on the day. Butler overcame three bogeys and a double bogey in the first round to score 4-over par. She continued her success in the second round and finished just 2-over par on the round.
Laura Kraft started the first round at even par before coming into a bit of trouble in the middle of the course. She recorded six consecutive bogeys before making par on hole 13. Kraft closed the first round 6-over par. She came back in the second round putting four birdies on the board, three coming on the front nine holes. She scored just 3-over par in the second round of play.
Taylor Gohn finished the day 11-over par scoring 78-77-83 through two rounds of play. Gohn recorded an eagle on hole 14, putting up a score of 2 on a par-4 hole. Both Kate Gallagher and Haelena Schemmer are tied for 77th in the tournament as the two are playing as individuals.
Gallagher put up a score of 82 in both rounds while Schwemmer scored 80-84-164 on the day.
The Johnie Imes continues Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at The Club at Old Hawthorne. The course is located three miles east of Highway 63 on Route WW (Broadway).