Welch Makes Big Break Final

July 2, 2008

KA'ANAPALI, Hawaii - Former Washington State All-American Kim Welch has made it to the final round of the Golf Channel's reality show 'Big Break: Ka'anapali' at the Ka'anapali Resort, and will compete for an exemption into an LPGA Tour event on the show's finale.

Welch will face off against Sophie Sandolo in 18 holes of match-play competition, Tuesday (July 8) at 7 p.m. (PT), on the Golf Channel.

'It is going to be a great opportunity to get a chance to be crowned champion of Big Break and to play on the LPGA. The exemption is kind of what we're all after,' Welch said. 'We both realize how much is on the line here.'

Welch was one of 12 women competing on Big Break for a chance to compete on the LPGA Tour, as well as entry fees to all 2009 Duramed FUTURES Tour Events.

Welch, WSU's only four-time All-Pacific-10 Conference honoree and an All-America selection in both 2003 and 2004, finished 21st on the FUTURES Tour money list this past season and made it to the finals of the LPGA Tour Qualifying tournament.

Welch is the second Cougar to compete on Big Break, as Tasha Browner competed on Big Break III.

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