The WKU Lady Topper Golf team is tied for fourth place and just five strokes out of first after the opening round of play at the 40th Annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational.

The Lady Toppers shot an 11-over 299 total in Sunday’s first round at the par-72, 6,288-yard Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club. Boston College leads the standings at 294.

WKU had the best overall score Sunday on par 5s, going 4 under. The Lady Toppers are also tied for second with 12 total birdies.

Senior Katie Story is tied for seventh individually with a 1-over 73, leaving her just two shots behind the co-leaders.

She was one of three Lady Toppers in the top 20 after Sunday. Senior Georgina Blackman is tied for 12th with a 2-over 74, and sophomore Mary Joiner is tied for 19th with a 75.

Freshman Megan Clarke and sophomore Abigail Smee are both tied for 37th with first-round 77s.

Because of expected inclement weather in the area, teams will try to play the final 36 holes of the tournament Monday, starting at 7:30 a.m. CT.

Pat Bradley Invitational First Day Results

T7. Katie Story (73)
T12. Georgina Blackman (74)
T19. Mary Joiner (75)
T37. Megan Clarke (77)
T37. Abigail Smee (77)

How to follow the Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Lady Topper Golf, follow the team on Twitter at @WKUWomensGolf.


Zach Greenwell
Associate Director
WKU Athletic Communications/Media Relations