BRIEFS: Topper golf finishes day one of Sun Belt tourney in last place

Herald Staff

The WKU men’s golf team finished the first day of play at the Sun Belt Conference Tournament in last place.

The Toppers fired a 30-over-par total of 318 on Monday in Muscle Shoals, Ala., placing them in 11th, of 11 teams.

Denver finished day one in first place with a total of 284.

Junior Andrew Heiser turned in WKU’s best individual performance of the day, finishing tied for 18th with a 74.

No other Topper finished better than 44th. Louisiana-Monroe’s Neil Wilson shot a 68 to lead the pack.

Play continues today in Muscle Shoals, with the final round Wednesday.

Tennis teams fall in Sun Belt; True honored

The WKU tennis teams’ seasons came to an end last week with losses in the first round of their respective Sun Belt Conference tournaments in Mobile, Ala.

The men fell short in a first-round matchup with Florida Atlantic last Thursday, losing 4-0.

The Toppers finished with a 6-12 record this season. They graduate just one senior in Currie Martin, who finished his career at 36-32 in singles play.

The women’s season also came to a close on Thursday with a 4-0 loss to Arkansas State.

The Lady Toppers finished with a 13-7 record — their most wins since Head Coach Jeff True’s first season in 2001.

They will also return a wealth of experience next season, as four of the team’s top six singles players were freshmen this year.

One player that will not return is senior Carrie True, who was named to the Sun Belt All-Conference team Wednesday. True went 14-3 during her senior year and also totaled a 46-20 career singles record while at WKU.