Lady Toppers Golf Finishes 5th at Lady Red Wolves Classic

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Women’s Golf finished fifth as a team at Arkansas’ State’s Lady Red Wolves Classic after improving by four strokes and shooting 3-over 291 on Tuesday afternoon. The Lady Toppers carded a 22-over 886 at the 54-hole tournament.

“I’m proud of the way Megan (Clarke) bounced back and the consistency Mary (Joiner) showed,” said head coach Adam Gary. “We left a few out there this week but we have a few days to work on our games before we leave for Callaway Gardens. We still feel really blessed to be able to compete and get better this fall.”

As Gary mentioned, senior Megan Clarke bounced back from 9-over through two rounds to card a 1-under 71 in the final 18 holes. The team captain led the squad in scoring on Tuesday at the par-72, 6,565-yard Sage Meadows Country Club. After beginning her round with a double bogey, she went on to record five birdies across the next 13 holes to card the under-par round. She finished 25th as an individual.

Graduate senior Mary Joiner recorded an even-par 72 in the final round to tie for ninth at 1-over 216. She was the team’s top finisher and notched two birdies and an eagle in her final five holes on Tuesday.

A pair of Lady Toppers each shot 2-over 74 to round out the WKU scoring. Redshirt senior Teri Doss tied for 26th with a 54-hole total of 9-over 225 while sophomore Sarah Arnold tied for 36th at 11-over 227.

Freshman Rylea Marcum shot a 6-over 78 and tied with Arnold for 36th. Fellow freshman Rachel Rich competed independently from the squad and shot a final-round, 8-over 80. She tied for 45th overall.

WKU will compete in the Callaway Gardens Invitational hosted by South Alabama in Pine Mountain, Ga., beginning on Monday, Oct. 19. The team will play one round a day and conclude the event on Wednesday.