March 13, 2013
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Following a top-10 finish at the Rio Verde Invitational, Missouri State women's golfer Megan Thompson has been named Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week, the league announced Wednesday (March 13).
The sophomore earned her first career weekly award after a seventh-place finish at the rain-shortened Rio Verde Invitational in Arizona. Thompson shot 76-72--148 in a pair of trips around the par 72, 6215-yard White Wing layout at the Rio Verde Country Club.
Thompson, a native of Ballyclare, Northern Ireland, has led the Bears in both spring outings, including a fourth-place showing at the Islanders Classic (Feb. 25-26) and seventh place at this weekend's tournament. She closed out the Rio Verde Invitational with 14 pars, two bogey and two birdies in Sunday's final round.
She currently is ranked fifth in the Valley with a 76.33 scoring average.