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Lady Toppers golf heads to Jan Weaver Invitational

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — Coming off the best single-round score in program history, the
WKU women’s golf team heads into its final tournament of the regular season this
week at Murray State’s Jan Weaver Invitational.

The Lady Toppers will be one of 11 teams competing Friday and Saturday at the
par-72, 6,017-yard Miller Memorial Golf Course in Murray, Ky.

Play begins at 8:30 a.m. Friday with the first two rounds on a shotgun start,
followed by the final round at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

WKU is coming off a third-place finish last month at the MSU Spring Citrus
Challenge, in which the Lady Toppers capped play with a school record-tying 288 in
the final round.

“Our group of girls gets along really well together,” WKU junior Katie Story said.
“We all work well together and encourage each other. We’re excited going into the
last tournament to see what we can do.”

Story has had a strong spring with three top-15 finishes in four events, including
two ties for sixth.

Junior Georgina Blackman has also been on top of her game of late, finishing sixth
at the MSU Spring Citrus Challenge and taking fifth in the event before that.
Blackman has finished in the top 25 in eight of nine tournaments this season.

Her most recent result earned her Conference USA Women’s Golfer of the Week honors –
the second weekly award of her career and the first this year.

“I feel a lot more confident, and I feel like I just needed a good set of
competitions to get me feeling confident again,” Blackman said. “I just feel a lot
more relaxed, and I know if I have a bad hole I can recover.”

Story and Blackman will be joined by three freshmen in the team rotation at Murray
State – Mary Joiner, Bailey Tyree and Abigail Smee. Junior Emily Alexander will
compete as an individual.

This is the final tournament for the Lady Toppers before they compete in the
Conference USA Championship on April 17-19 at the Verandah Golf Club in Fort Myers,
Fla.

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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