Monday, October 26, 2015

Georgina Blackman from Essex gains top 20 

finish in Blue Raider Invitational

Georgina Blackman
Georgina Blackman

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MURFREESBORO, Tennessee - Ellinor Haag and sophomore student Georgina Blackman from Essex each finished in the top 20 for Western Kentucky University , and the Lady Toppers earned their third top-five team finish of the fall by taking fifth at the Blue Raider Invitational.
WKU finished at 927 (310-309-308) for the tournament and was just five shots out of third place. Middle Tennessee swept both the team and the individual honours at its home event, as the Blue Raiders finished at 19-over 883 (298-292-293) to win by 29 strokes over Troy. 
Avery George claimed medallist honours for Middle Tennessee with a two-over 218 (71-69-78).
"Our team score improved each round and we played a very competitive tournament," WKU head coach Adam Gary said. "Ellinor and Georgina were strong for us throughout the event and we were proud of our performance as a team."
Haag turned in her third top-10 finish of the fall with a 10-over 226 (77-74-75) to finish tied for seventh, while Blackman placed in the top 20 for the second straight event, tying for 18th with a 14-over 230 (80-75-75).

WKU will be back in action in the Pat Bradley Invitational hosted by Florida International University .
WKU Final Results
T7. Ellinor Haag (+10, 226, 77-74-75)
T18. Georgina Blackman (+14, 230, 80-75-75)
T25. Daniela Galassi (+18, 234, 77-80-77)
T38. Emily Alexander (+21, 237, 76-80-81)
T61. Katie Story (+27, 243, 90-78-75) - Indiv.
T84. Michaela Bordeianu (+38, 254, 86-85-83)

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