Welber Earns First MVC Golfer of Week Award
Missouri State's Kelsey Welber has been named Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week after leading her team at last week's Rio Verde Invitational in Rio Verde, Ariz. A sophomore from Plano, Texas, she picked up the first weekly honor of her career after tying for ninth in the 96-player field by shooting 76-76-72--224.
Welber's one-over-par 72 on the final day Sunday (Mar. 7) was the tournament's best on a rain-soaked afternoon that saw the Bears shoot 308 as a team and move up two spots to finish seventh of 18 teams. Welber was an all-conference performer as a freshman a year ago and currently is ranked ninth in the Valley with a 77.50 scoring average.