Powers Earns Golfer of the Week Accolade

Sept. 18, 2013

ST. LOUIS - Rachel Powers was named the Missouri Valley Conference Golfer of the Week, as announced by the league office Wednesday. It is the first time in her career that Powers has received the honor.

Powers earned the honor after she led the Illinois State women's golf team to a ninth-place finish at the Cardinal Cup with a team score of 920 (301-314-305) at the Cardinal Club in Simpsonville, Ky. Powers' three-round score of 223 (72-77-74), including a par 72 during the opening round, placed her in a tie for 12th place after three rounds of play. Powers improved her final score by three strokes from the first tournament of the season.

Illinois State finished ahead of South Florida (927), Ball State (934), Marshall (972) and Northern Kentucky (973).

Powers and the Redbirds will return to action Monday, Sept. 23, in Wolcott, Colo., for the Golfweek Challenge.

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