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Whitney Welch Biography
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 12, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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General: Looks to contribute significantly during her final season at Arizona...Suffered a back injury during her freshman season to force her to miss several competitions...A three-time junior golf All-American... Signed by head coach Greg Allen in the early signing period of November 2001... Her success in junior golf prepared her well for collegiate competition... Runner-up at the 2001 USA Girls’ Junior Championship...Played as a true freshman.


Junior (2004-05): Finished the season ranked fourth on the team with a 76.70 stroke average...Placed in the Top 10 once during the season...Tied for 28th at the PING/ASU Invitational after carding a 9-over-par 225...Collegiate-low tournament at the Wildcat Invitational with a score of 215 (+2)...Additionally shot a career-low round in the first round of the Wildcat Invitational, 71 (E)...Was 3-1 at the Hooters Collegiate Match Play...Tied her season-low tournament at the Mason Rudolph Invitational with a 230...Shot a low round of 73 in the first day of the NCAA Fall Preview...Finished in 27th place at the Topy Cup.


Sophomore (2003-04): Second Team All-Pac-10 Academics...Shot a season best at the Pepsi-Stanford Invitational 5-over-par 221...Tied for seventh at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational...Began her season at the NCAA Fall Preview where she shot a 225 (+9).


Freshman (2002-2003): An NGCA All-American scholar...Did not compete in Arizona’s final two tournaments of the fall because of a minor back injury...In her final apperance of the 2002-03 season Welch tied for 33rd at the Pac-10 Championship in Corvallis, Ore...She shot a 19-over-par 235... At the PING/ASU Invitational she tied for 63rd , shooting 17-over-par 233...Comped on the junior varsity squad in the Mountain View Collegiate where she tied for 34th place with a score of 20-over-par 236...Welch tied for 95th in the Wildcat Invitational, totaling a  48-over-par 261...Tied for 22nd place with fellow Wildcat Laura Myerscough at the Mason Rudolph Championships... Shot 229 (+13) in the 54-hole tournament in Nashville, Tenn....  Opened her collegiate career with a tie for 28th place in the NCAA Fall Preview where she shot 12-over-par 228...


Junior Golf: Named three times to the American Junior Golf Association’s All-American team... Won two AJGA events in her junior career... Runner-up at the 2001 USGA Girls’ Junior Championship... Reached the quarterfinals of the match play portion of the 2001 AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic... Took 11th place at the 2002 AJGA Thunderbirds Invitational... Set an AJGA tournament scoring record at the 2000 Arizona Junior Classic with her six-under-par performance... Finished third at the 2002 AJGA Mission Hills tournament... A two-time scholastic AJGA All-American... Finalist at the 2001 USGA Girls Junior Championship... Winner of the 2000 Arizona Silverbelle Amateur.


High School: Attended Durango High School in Las Vegas, Nev., where she earned four letters in golf under head coach Kathy Faber... Played in the team’s No. 1 spot... Won Nevada state championship in 2000.