DADE CITY, Fla. — WKU’s Georgina Blackman is in second place and just one stroke out of the lead after Monday’s first two rounds of the WKU/USM Spring Break Shootout.
The junior Blackman shot a 1-under 143 total, including a 2-under 70 in the second round, to start her play at the par-72, 6,325-yard Lake Jovita Golf Club.
The Lady Toppers are co-hosting the tournament with Southern Miss.
Blackman’s second-round 70 was tied for the best score of the first two rounds. She had seven birdies and an eagle across the 36 holes.
As a team, WKU is in sixth place with a 605 (306-299) total, highlighted by a seven-stroke improvement in the second round.
Southern Miss is tied for the team lead with Boston College at 590, while the Golden Eagles’ Nichada Satasuk is one shot ahead of Blackman for the individual lead with a 2-under total of 142.
The Lady Toppers finished the first day of play with four golfers in the top 20 and five golfers in the top 25.
Freshman Mary Joiner is tied for 17th with a 150 (77-73) tally, while junior Katie Story is tied for 20th at 151 (73-78). Senior Daniela Galassi is tied for 23rd at 153 (78-75), boosting her day with three birdies and an eagle across both rounds.
Junior Emily Alexander is tied for 56th with a 161 (83-78) total, while freshman Abigail Smee is tied for 70th at 169 (89-80).
The final round will begin at 7:30 a.m. CT Tuesday with a shotgun start.
WKU/USM Spring Break Shootout First Day Results
2. Georgina Blackman (73-70-143)
T17. Mary Joiner (77-73-150)
T20. Katie Story (73-78-151)
T23. Daniela Galassi (78-75-153)
T56. Emily Alexander (83-78-161)
T70. Abigail Smee (89-80-169)
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