By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN — Coach Kim Evans says she'll be able to join her Auburn golf team at the NCAA Tournament at the University of Georgia next week. In the meantime, she's soaking up an outpouring of support for her since she learned last week she has ovarian cancer.
Three of her former golfers — Nicole Hage, Karlin Beck and Cydney Clanton as well as a lot of other former SEC players — showed their support for her at the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic on Tuesday. They signed golf balls with a teal ribbon in support of the longtime SEC coach.
You can see the support in this Facebook photo from the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic.
Evans' supporters also have a Facebook page: Rally for Coach Kim Evans. It's complete with news and rally socks.
"It's hard to call everyone and tell them what my next step is...this way, we can post it on that Facebook page people can keep up and have some fun with it," Evans said.
Auburn is headed to the NCAA Tournament after rallying to finish as one of the top eight teams at last week's East Regional on its home course. Evans missed coaching her team, but did give them words of wisdom at the course. Her doctors will tell her next step.
Evans said she was impressed at how well her team handled the regional.
"My focus now has to be getting well, and let them go," Evans said. "This team is a special team. They could get in the car right now and take themselves and make Auburn proud in how they act and make Auburn proud in how they play."
•Here's an earlier story on how Kim Evans learned of her condition, and how a friend helped from the beginning.
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