BRIEFS: Lady Topper golf finishes 11th at Sun Belt tourney

Herald Staff

The WKU women’s golf team finished its season Wednesday with an 11th-place finish at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in Muscle Shoals, Ala.

The Lady Toppers finished with a three-day total of 940, two strokes behind 10th-place Louisiana-Monroe.

Denver won its eighth straight title with a total of 875, beating runner-up Middle Tennessee by five strokes.

Senior Jordan Magruder led WKU individually, finishing tied for 40th with a total of 234. Sophomore Kristen Wilkinson finished 42nd, senior JoAnna Smith tied for 46th, and junior Amy O’Connell finished in 53rd.

Arkansas State golfer Anna Carling took home individual medalist honors.

The Lady Toppers won one tournament this season, the Troy Women’s Invitational earlier this month. They also finished second in three of their five tournaments last fall.

The men’s golf team heads to Muscle Shoals next week for its Sun Belt tournament, which takes place Monday through Wednesday.

WKU signees in Derby Festival Classic tonight

WKU fans will have a chance to see some future Toppers in action tonight in Louisville.

WKU signees Derrick Gordon and George Fant will participate in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic at 6 p.m. CDT tonight at the KFC Yum! Center.

Gordon, a guard from St. Patrick High School (N.J.), and Fant, a forward from nearby Warren Central High School, will both be members of the white team. They’ll be joined by Jeffersontown’s Tony Kimbro, who is also being recruited by the Toppers.

Anthony Hickey, the Christian County guard who recently ruled out WKU as one of his options, will play for the gold team.

Tickets to the game are $16 and are available at

The Herald will be at the event and will have full coverage of WKU’s recruits at and also in next Tuesday’s print edition.