IRVING, Texas – After winning her first career tournament, WKU Lady Topper Golf’s
Megan Clarke was named Conference USA Women’s Golfer of the Week on Wednesday.
The sophomore Clarke took medalist honors Tuesday at the Little Rock Golf Classic
with a career-low, 4-under 212 (72-67-73) total.
This is her first career C-USA weekly honor and WKU’s third of the fall. Junior Mary
Joiner won back-to-back Golfer of the Week awards to open the season.
Clarke came into Tuesday’s final round one shot back of the lead but took control
with a 1-over 73. She led the tournament field in total birdies (12) and par-5
scoring (7 under).
The Heckmondwike, England, native’s second-round 67 tied for the second-lowest round
in program history, and she set new career lows for 18, 36 and 54 holes. Her
previous best finish was a tie for 11th at the 2018 Conference USA Championship.
Clarke’s efforts helped WKU finish fourth as a team in the tournament despite Joiner
being forced to withdraw due to illness.
The Lady Toppers return to the course in the spring at Jacksonville’s Amelia Island
Collegiate on Feb. 18-19 in Fernandina Beach, Fla.