Blackman tied for fifth after first round of C-USA Championship

FORT MYERS, Fla. — WKU’s Georgina Blackman is tied for fifth after the first round of the 2017 Conference USA Women’s Golf Championship.

The junior Blackman fired an even-par 72 to start her play Monday at the 6,194-yard Verandah Club. She’s five strokes back of the leader, Middle Tennessee’s Jenna Burris.


The round was Blackman’s 10th of the season at 72 or better.

As a team, the Lady Toppers are tied with FIU for seventh in the 11-team field after registering a 305 total in the opening round. Old Dominion leads the pack at 289.

Behind Blackman, senior Daniela Galassi is tied for 16th after registering a 3-over 75. Freshman Mary Joiner is tied for 35th following a 78, and junior Katie Story and freshman Abigail Smee registered an 80 and 81, respectively.

The Lady Toppers are slated to tee off on the back nine in the second round starting at 7:50 a.m. CT Tuesday, with the final 18 holes set for Wednesday.

C-USA Women’s Golf Championship First Day Results
T5. Georgina Blackman (72)
T16. Daniela Galassi (75)
T35. Mary Joiner (78)
T45. Katie Story (80)
T49. Abigail Smee (81)

How to follow the Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Lady Topper Golf, follow the team on Twitter at @WKUWomensGolf.

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