By Spencer Scheve, Athletics Communications and Media Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kat Kennedy of British Columbia has been named the NAIA National Women’s Golfer of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Kennedy was selected based on her performances from March 20 – 26 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Golfer of the Week
Kat Kennedy, British Columbia
Sr., Okotoks, Atla.
• Kennedy’s two-round score of 74-67—141 (-3) helped lead the Thunderbirds to a fourth-place team finish as she earned medalist honors at the Battle at Primm in Nipton, Calif.
• Kennedy fired a 74 (+2) in the opening round, four-shots out of the lead, then carded a 67 (-5) to earn the comeback victory.
• Her second-round 67 (-5) tied the British Columbia school record for the lowest-single round score.
• The tournament win is Kennedy’s fourth this season.
Nominees: Katie Warren, William Woods (Mo.); Hannah Frey, Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.); Courtney Lowery, Point (Ga.); Ashley Blackburn, Truett-McConnell (Ga.); Elle Carlson, Embry-Riddle (Ariz.); Mackenzie Mehaffey, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Natalia Campbell, Holy Cross (Ind.); Shelly Shafer, Indiana Wesleyan; Maddie Thomas, Taylor (Ind.); Kayla Monroe, Lewis-Clark State (Idaho); Hayden Flohr, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Eryn Ellis, Rocky Mountain (Mont.); Mariah Farden, Missouri Valley; Hannah Gordon, Graceland (Iowa); Jessica Weickert, Peru State (Neb.); Aspen Bryant, Bethany (Kan.); Kaitlyn Riley, Cumberlands (Ky.); Halle Hauer, Waldorf (Iowa); Wendy Monfort, Bellevue (Neb.); Kathryn Lawler, Midway (Ky.); Daria Delfino, Loyola (La.); Molly Antor, Coastal Georgia; Kyra Plotner, Mobile (Ala.); Paulina Camacho, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Rebecca Bostrom, Southeastern (Fla.); Courtney Dye, Indiana Tech; Rebekah Rader, Northwestern Ohio
2017 Women's Golf Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 22): Courtney Lowery, Point (Ga.)
Week 2 (March 29): Kat Kennedy, British Columbia