WKU senior Georgina Blackman notched her second top-10 finish of the season Monday with a tie for sixth place in the 40th Annual FIU Pat Bradley Invitational.

Blackman finished with a 3-over 219 (74-71-74) total at the par-72, 6,288-yard Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club, coming in eight strokes behind individual medalist Gabrielle Gibson of Wyoming.

The Essex, England, native has finished seventh or better in six of her last seven tournaments dating back to last season. She tied for the tournament lead with 41 total pars.

As a team, WKU finished sixth with an 899 (299-297-303) total – just six strokes out of third place. Southern Miss won the team competition at 873.

The Lady Toppers tied Southern Miss for the tournament lead with 173 total pars.

Senior Katie Story finished one shot back of Blackman at 220 (73-73-74) and tied for 11th. That was just one stroke off her best career 54-hole score recorded earlier this season. Story has placed in the top 25 in three of four outings this year.

Sophomore Mary Joiner tied for 26th with a 226 (75-76-75) tally. Sophomore Abigail Smee finished with a 234 total, while freshman Megan Clarke carded a 237.

The Lady Toppers close the fall portion of their schedule at Mercer’s Idle Hour Collegiate Championship from Oct. 30-31 in Macon, Ga.

“It was disappointing to drop two spots this afternoon, but I’m proud of how hard they fought,” WKU head coach Adam Gary said. “We will learn from the tournament and be ready to go next weekend in Georgia.”

Pat Bradley Invitational Final Results
T6. Georgina Blackman (74-71-74-219)
T11. Katie Story (73-73-74-220)
T26. Mary Joiner (75-76-75-226)
T55. Abigail Smee (77-77-80-234)
T65. Megan Clarke (77-78-82-237)

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