Tigers Finish Third at 2011 Wild Eggs Cardinals Cup
COLUMBIA - The Missouri women's golf team finished third at the 2011 Wild Eggs Cardinals Cup hosted by the University of Louisville in Simpsonville, Kentucky on Tuesday. The Tigers shot a final-round 300 to record their best finish of the fall campaign.
Mizzou was balanced all week and placed four performers in the Top 25, led by sophomore Taylor Gohn. Gohn, a returning Big 12 All-Tournament Team performer, shot 77 on Tuesday to finish tied for 12th. She was two shots better than a trio of teammates, including senior Marissa Cook who was even-par in the finale. Cook balanced three birdies with three bogeys and recorded the top final round score for the team.
Fellow senior Hannah Lovelock shot 77 (+5) on Tuesday to finish 9-over-par for the tournament. Freshman Laura Kraft shot back-to-back rounds of 75-78-153 to equal Cook and Lovelock in a tie for 23rd.
Sophomore Kate Gallagher (+10) also responded well for Missouri and shot a 2-over-par 74. Gallagher improved by six shots from her round-one total and played a big part in MU's top-three finish. She finished the event tied for 30th.
North Carolina State (+20) claimed a two-shot win over East Carolina (+22) in the team standings. East Carolina's Julia Strandberg (+1) won medalist honors with rounds of 75-70-145. Her final-round 70 was the lone under-par score on Tuesday.
The Tigers return to action October 3-4 at the Johnie Imes Invitational at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia.