June 27, 2016

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College signing: Kelsey Weber links up with Christian Brothers University

By Albert Grindle

MEDINA — Kelsey Weber wasn’t looking to play college golf until her mother, Bonnie, found Christian Brothers University.

One snowy visit later, the Medina senior signed up to become a Buccaneer.



“I really didn’t consider any other schools for golf,” the honorable mention All-Gazette selection said. “I knew that playing golf in college would be great, but the other colleges that I applied to were D-I and I couldn’t play for them.”

Weber realized she definitely could play for D-II Christian Brothers, which is based out of Memphis, Tenn.

The Buccaneers compete in the Golf South Conference, and Weber’s 45.1 nine-hole average from last fall will likely factor into Christian Brothers’ lineup in right away.

That wasn’t a key element to Weber’s decision. The small-town feel of coach Kellye Belcher did.

“I liked that their golf program was so small,” Weber said. “The coach was so excited for change, and she wanted to make the golf program grow and make the team better.”

Weber was a three-year letterwinner for Medina. She blossomed as a senior, helping the Bees finish third at the competitive Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division Tournament. For her efforts, Weber was an All-Valley Division pick.

She especially showed off her array of skills with a career-low, 2-over-par 37 at Shale Creek Golf Course in a loss to Solon.

Weber will major in civil engineering at Christian Brothers.

Contact Albert Grindle at (330) 721-4043 or agrindle@medina-gazette.com.

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