Powers Earns Second Golfer of the Week Honor

Oct. 9, 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 second time this season and in her career that Powers has received the honor.

Powers earned the honor after she led the Illinois State women's golf team to an eighth-place finish at the LPGA Xavier Invitational with a team score of 920 (301-314-305) at the LPGA International Golf Club in Daytona Beach, Fla. Powers, in the presence of heavy costal rains, finished tied for fifth with a 6-over-par performance of 222 (74-75-73), her highest finish of the season.

Illinois State beat out top-10 finishers North Dakota State (938) and McNeese State (942), en route to its highest finish of its last three tournaments.

Powers and the Redbirds will return to action for the final time this season Saturday, October 19, in Greenwood, Ind., at the Hoosier Fall Invitational.

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