Welch Named NEC Golfer Of The Month

Kailee Welch was named the NEC Golfer of the Month for October, on the strength of her individual crown at the SHU Fall Classic.
Kailee Welch was named the NEC Golfer of the Month for October, on the strength of her individual crown at the SHU Fall Classic.

Sacred Heart University first-year golfer, Kailee Welch was named the Northeast Conference Golfer of the Month on Wednesday. It marks the first career honor for the Pioneer rookie.

Welch, a native of Huntington Beach, Calif., earns the honor after winning her first collegiate title at the SHU Fall Classic. In cold and rainy conditions in the first round, she shot a 75, which put her into a second-place tie and two shots back of the leader. In sunny conditions on Monday, Welch posted the best round of the day, 74, and rallied to win by a stroke. Welch finished with a two-day score if 149, +5, at the Great River Golf Course.

A graduate of Mater Dei Catholic, Welch played in four tournaments during the fall, encompassing nine rounds. Her average score was 77.67, which is +6.1 strokes per round to par. The second round 74 equaled her lowest round of the season, first achieved in the second round of the Boston College Intercollegiate.