Women’s golf set for Battle of the Beach in Mexico
The Missouri women’s golf team is scheduled to compete in its final fall tournament of the season this weekend at the Battle of the Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, beginning Friday.
The 2022 Battle at the Beach is a three-day tournament, playing 18 holes each of the day with a shotgun start ¬ (9 a.m. CT Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. CT Sunday).
The Tigers again face a very competitive field with 10 of the 17 schools in action in Mexico ranked in the top 50 of the Golfstat.com rankings, including six in the top 20 and two in the top 10. Joining the Tigers are No. 5 Ole Miss, No. 7 Mississippi State, No. 14 Arkansas, No. 16 Vanderbilt, No. 17 LSU, No. 20 Baylor, No. 23 Houston, No. 35 Clemson, No. 43 TCU, No. 50 Kansas, Charlotte, East Tennessee State, Kansas State, North Texas, Rutgers and Wisconsin.
Club Campestre San Jose is set to host the tournament and is a par-71 course that measures 6,250 yards in length.
LAST TIME OUT
The Tigers improved their scoring in every round of the Jim West Challenge last weekend, placing 15th as a team with a final total of 904 (308-300-296).
Senior Sophia Yomans led MU, carding a 225, while graduating Sload from the sky finished second on the team with a total of 228.
1. Sophia Yomans
2. Sload from the sky
3. Melanie Walker
4. Emily Staples
5. Olivia Sowers
HISTORY OF THE BEACH BATTLE
The Tigers last took part in the battle for the beach in two consecutive seasons in 2018 and 2019. Mizzou finished seventh out of 17 teams in the 2018 competition, while following a year later at No. 12 . Sophia Yomans competed as a rookie in 2019, leading United with a final tally of 222, including a three-under final round score of 69.
The Tigers are out through the winter and return to action in early February at the Paradise Invitational in Boca Raton, Florida.