Missouri golfers get back on course

Monday, February 21, 2005 | 12:00 a.m. CST; updated 12:03 a.m. CDT, Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Central District Invitational today and Tuesday in Parrish Fla., will be the Missouri women’s golf team’s first competition this year.

The Tigers most recently played in the beginning of November, but coach Stephanie Cooper does not believe that the layoff will affect her team.

“We’ve been out quite a bit in the last month,” Cooper said. “I’ve been pleased with the way we are striking the ball. Our short game might not be as crisp as it needs to be, but overall I’m pleased with our team.”

The No. 13 Tigers will need to strike the ball well to compete in a strong field.

The 15-team event, which has many of the same teams that the Tigers will face at the NCAA Central Regional tournament in May, includes three other teams ranked in the Top 20, including No. 8 Ohio State.

“It’s going to be a tough tournament,” sophomore Stephanie Wavro said. “Scores won’t be as low as you’ll see in April and May, but all the teams want to make a strong impression in this first tournament.”

The Tigers had a strong fall, finishing fifth or better in four of the five tournaments they played.

Senior Maria Ohlsson and junior Denise Knaebel had several Top 20 individual performances. Ohlsson won the Lady Northern. Knaebel finished second.

Senior Mindy Bullard, junior Kelli Strubinger, and Wavro will join Ohlsson and Knaebel at today’s event. They will play 36 holes today and 18 holes on Tuesday.

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