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WKU Notes: Part One | Hilltoppers

September is just about over and this week has been a good one for the Western Kentucky University Athletics Department.

What can you say about the Hilltoppers women’s soccer team? They are making plenty of noise on campus and around the Sun Belt Conference.

HilltoppersSpeaking of the Sun Belt, Senior forward Amanda Buechel from Cincinnati has been named the Offensive Player of the Week for the second time during this 2012 season. The league office made the announcement earlier this week.

This marks the third time in her tenure at WKU that she has been named Player of the Week. She is one of three players in Hilltopper history to win the crown multiple times.

She is currently tied for the SBC lead with seven goals this season.

The WKU Golf teams were busy this week. Bowling Green native Will Beard shot his way to his fifth career top 20 finish to help the men’s team at the Cardinal Intercollegitate as play concluded Tuesday.

He finished the tournament in 19th place after posting a pair of 72’s, the men finished 10th scoring 899 for the tournament.

WKU returns home to host the Kenny Perry/WKU Invitational on Oct. 13-16 at Bowling Green Country Club in Bowling Green, Ky. It will mark the first home tournament of the Phillip Hatchett era for the Toppers.

WKU Women’s Golf finished play in the ULM Fred Marx Invitational at Bayou DeSiard Country Club in Monroe, Louisiana on Tuesday, finishing 13th. The event marked the third of five fall tournaments for the Lady Toppers.


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The Lady Toppers were led by sophomore April Butler (Paducah, Ky.), who finished in a tie for 33rd place after shooting back-to-back rounds of 76 to close out the event. Butler finished as WKU’s leading individual scorer in each of the last two events.

Sophomore Kate Larimore (Greensburg, Ky.) finished 40th in the event, including a 74 in the second round.

Freshman Ellinor Haag (Sweden) closed out the tournament with her second best round of the fall, shooting 75 to finish 54th.


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