Five golfers in the top 10 individually have the WKU Lady Topper golf team tied for first place through two rounds at Mercer’s Idle Hour Collegiate Championship.
The Lady Toppers are tied with host Mercer with a 603 (298-305) total after Monday’s first two rounds at the par-72, 6,166-yard Idle Hour Golf & Country Club.
WKU and Mercer are well ahead of the rest of the field with Troy 18 strokes back at 621 in third place. The Lady Toppers lead the tournament in par-4 scoring (+24) and total birdies (21).
Senior Georgina Blackman paced the Lady Toppers on Monday with a 1-over 145 (75-70) total and is in third place. The 2-under 70 in the second round was her best single round of the season.
The Essex, England, native is just two strokes behind the individual leader, Eastern Kentucky’s Hannabeth Owens. Blackman has a tournament-leading eight birdies through two rounds, including six in her second 18 holes.
Sophomore Mary Joiner is in ninth place with a 152 (74-78) total. Joiner is the defending individual champion of the event.
Sophomores Abigail Smee (72-81) and Bailey Tyree (75-78), and freshman Megan Clarke (77-76) are all tied for 10th at 153. Smee’s opening-round 72 and her 36-hole score are both career bests. Tyree is competing as an individual.
Senior Katie Story carded a two-round tally of 166 to round out the scoring.
Play is scheduled to begin in Tuesday’s final round at 7:45 a.m. CT with a shotgun start.
Idle Hour College Championship First Day Results
3. Georgina Blackman (75-70-145)
9. Mary Joiner (74-78-152)
T10. Abigail Smee (72-81-153)
T10. Megan Clarke (77-76-153)
T10. Bailey Tyree (75-78-153)
T57. Katie Story (83-83-166)
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