SORRENTO, Fla. — The WKU women’s golf team improved by 15 strokes Monday, pushing up the team and individual leaderboards after the second round of the MSU Spring Citrus Challenge.
The Lady Toppers moved up to seventh place through two rounds with a 615 (315-300) total in the 14-team field at the par-72, 5,929-yard RedTail Golf Course.
WKU’s 300 total in Monday’s second round was the second-best score of the day and tied for the third-best round of the tournament. The Lady Toppers are just six strokes out of third place. Murray State leads the team competition at 601.
On the individual front, junior Georgina Blackman surged all the way to 10th place Monday with a 150 tally (77-73), including a 1-over effort in the second round.
Junior Katie Story made the biggest move of the tournament by vaulting from a tie for 49th after day one to a tie for 11th after day two with a 151 (80-71) total.
Story’s 1-under 71 on Monday was her best score of the season and just one shot away from the best performance of her career.
Freshman Bailey Tyree is tied for 28th at 154 (78-76) while competing as an individual. Tyree’s second-round 76 ties the best score of her young career.
Junior Emily Alexander is tied for 32nd at 155 (79-76), while senior Daniela Galassi is tied for 47th at 160 (80-80). Freshman Mary Joiner is tied for 51st at 161 (79-82).
The Lady Toppers conclude play in Florida on Tuesday morning with a shotgun start.
MSU Spring Citrus Challenge Second Day Results
10. Georgina Blackman (77-73-150)
T11. Katie Story (80-71-151)
T28. Bailey Tyree (78-76-154)
T32. Emily Alexander (79-76-155)
T47. Daniela Galassi (80-80-160)
T51. Mary Joiner (79-82-161)
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