LEXINGTON, Ky. — The WKU Lady Topper Golf squad improved across each round at
Kentucky’s Bettie Lou Evans Invitational, climbing up the leaderboard on Saturday’s
final day of play.
After finishing Friday’s first round in 16th place, the Lady Toppers moved up five
spots into 11th across the final two rounds Saturday at the University Club of
Kentucky’s Big Blue Course (par 72, 6,221 yards).
WKU finished with a 929 (314-308-307) total in a field that featured six top-60
teams and four programs that competed in NCAA Regional play last season.
Senior Georgina Blackman also improved in each 18 holes she played, culminating with
a 3-over 75 in Saturday’s final round. That was WKU’s best score of the tournament
from a team participant. Blackman tied for 32nd with a 229 (78-76-75) total.
Sophomore Mary Joiner tied for 45th with a 232 (76-77-79) total, and senior Katie
Story shot a 235 (81-77-77). Freshman Megan Clarke saved her best for last and
carded a 238 (82-80-76), while sophomore Bailey Tyree fired a 242 (79-78-85).
Freshman Caroline Cavin registered a 234 (71-84-79) competing as an individual.
Notre Dame won the team competition with an 872 total. Notre Dame’s Emma Albrecht
and Kentucky’s Grace Rose shared medalist honors at 211.
The Lady Toppers will take two weeks off from competition before heading to FIU’s
Pat Bradley Invitational from Oct. 22-24 in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. WKU tied for second
in the event last year, while Blackman tied for seventh individually.
Bettie Lou Evans Invitational Final Results
T32. Georgina Blackman (78-76-75-229)
T45. Mary Joiner (76-77-79-232)
T54. Caroline Cavin (71-84-79-234)
T59. Katie Story (81-77-77-235)
T64. Megan Clarke (82-80-76-238)
T73. Bailey Tyree (79-78-85-242)
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