IRVING, Texas — Following the best 54-hole performance in program history, WKU Lady
Topper junior golfer Mary Joiner was named Conference USA Women’s Co-Golfer of the
Week on Wednesday.
This is the sixth C-USA weekly honor of Joiner’s career. She won three in a
five-week span last spring as a sophomore. Dating back to last season, Joiner has
won four of the last seven Golfer of the Week awards.
The Franklin, Ky., native claimed her latest prize by notching a four-shot
individual win in WKU’s season opener at South Alabama’s USA Intercollegiate.
The individual title was the fifth in the career of Joiner, who already held the
program record. She claimed another record by finishing the tournament with a
three-day total of 208 (71-68-69), three shots better than Ellinor Haag’s previous
WKU benchmark of 211 set in 2014.
Joiner owns five of the top six 54-hole scores in Lady Topper history.
She came into the final day of the tournament three shots back, but quickly surged
ahead for an early lead. She shared the tournament lead with 14 total birdies.
Joiner helped the Lady Toppers finish third as a team and record an 868 total, which
shattered the previous 54-hole program record by 10 strokes.
WKU returns to action next week at the Boston College Intercollegiate in Canton, Mass.