WKU Women’s Golf Team finished second in consecutive US Collegiate Golf events by finishing runner up at the Western Carolina-hosted Great Smokies Intercollegaite 2014 at the Waynesville Golf Club.
The Lady Toppers golf team posted a six-over 582 (294-288) and came from eight shots adrift of round one leader Mercer to finish in second spot. The host team, Catamounts, won the event with a one-under total score of 575.
Spearheaded by a pair of freshmen golfers in Georgina Blackman and Emily Alexander, the Lady Toppers had all five players in the top 15. Blackman and Alexander both carded under-par rounds in the second round with the former shooting a one-under 143 (73-70). Blackman finished tied for third.
Alexander, a Glasgow, Ky., native, finished tied for seventh place with a one-over total score of 145 (74-71).
Senior student April Butler finished in ninth position with a two-over 146 (73-73), while juniors Ellinor Haag and Michaela Bordeianu tied for 13th spot with four-over 149. Haag went 75-74 whereas Bordeianu carded rounds of 74-75.
Last collegiate golf season, the Lady Toppers finished in eighth place in the same event. They improved their team score by 17 strokes to 599.
The WKU ladies golf team returns to competitive action on October 6 when they travel to the 2014 Butler Fall Golf Invitational and the Highland Country Club in Indianapolis.