MACON, Ga. — The WKU Lady Topper golf team finished its fall season on a high note
Tuesday, taking second place with five top-25 performances in Mercer’s Idle Hour
The Lady Toppers recorded a 916 (298-305-313) total, second only to the host and
champion Mercer, which shot a 907 at the par-72, 6,166-yard Idle Hour Golf & Country
WKU entered Tuesday’s final round tied for first place with Mercer, and both squads
were 18 shots ahead of the third-place team at that time.
“It was fun to be in contention, but tough not to come away with the win,” WKU head
coach Adam Gary said. “Mercer is a top-75 team in the country and playing on their
home course. I think we learned from being in the lead, and that will help us as we
move into the spring.”
Senior Georgina Blackman tied for third in the tournament with a 223 (75-70-78)
total, which was her best result of the season. Blackman finished in the top six in
three of her four fall events, and she’s finished seventh or better in seven of her
last eight tournaments dating back to last season.
Sophomore Abigail Smee turned in the best performance of her career, tying for ninth
with a career-low 229 (72-81-76) total. Sophomore Bailey Tyree also tied for ninth –
the best result of her career – at 229 (75-78-76) while playing as an individual.
Sophomore Mary Joiner, the defending individual champion at Idle Hour, tied for 20th
at 232 (74-78-80). Joiner had three top-20 finishes in the fall.
Freshman Megan Clarke earned the second top-25 finish of her rookie campaign by
tying for 25th at 234 (77-76-81). Senior Katie Story ended her tournament at 245
(83-83-79), but carded her best round of the event Tuesday and factored into the
The Lady Toppers registered two second-place finishes as a team in the fall,
including the Pirate Collegiate Classic in September. They also registered 15 top-25
individual performances, eight top-10s and three top-fives.
WKU will return to the course in the spring at the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic
on Feb. 25-27 in Kiawah Island, S.C.
Idle Hour Collegiate Championship Final Results
T3. Georgina Blackman (75-70-78-223)
T9. Abigail Smee (72-81-76-229)
T9. Bailey Tyree (75-78-76-229)
T20. Mary Joiner (74-78-80-232)
T25. Megan Clarke (77-76-81-234)
T53. Katie Story (83-83-79-245)
How to follow the Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Lady Topper Golf,
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