Junior Season (2004-05)
Kyla competed in five tournaments her first year at Oklahoma State, and had a 19th-place finish at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational with a 231. She carded a collegiate-best 69 during the final round of the NCAA Fall Preview, her first college tournament. She had a 78.14 strokes-per-round average during her junior year.
|52nd (t3rd)||at NCAA Fall Preview||78-78-69--225|
|19th (3rd)||at Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational||75-77-79--231|
|NF (5th)||at The Landfall Tradition||76-74-WD--NS|
|66th (5th)||at Regional Challenge||81-82-80--243|
|65th (t4th)||at Bryan National Collegiate||75-86-84--245|
Senior Season (Fall 2005)
Kyla competed in one tournament during the fall, and finished 80th at The Derby Invitational with a three-round total of 248.
Fall 2005 (Senior)
|80th (5th)||at The Derby Invitational||85-82-81--248|
Kyla won the 2001 Australian Junior Championship in Tasmania, Australia. She was the New Zealand under-21 Match Play Champion in both 2000 and 2003. Kyla was a semifinalist for the 2003 New Zealand women’s amateur championship, falling to Nikki Garrett 2 and 1 in the semifinals. She had defeated Australia’s top-ranked Sarah Kemp 2 and 1 in the quarterfinals. Kyla also was runner-up at the Malaysian Amateur Championship in 2001. She was a member of the New Zealand Junior National team from 1999-2002, and was a member of the New Zealand Senior National team in 2003-04. Her low amateur round was a five-under-par 69 at the Adelaide Amateur.
Kyla’s high school did not have a golf team, but she did play hockey for seven seasons, tennis for five and cricket for four years. She was also involved in competitive swimming for four years. She was a regional representative in all four sports.
Born Nov. 24, 1983, in Timaru, New Zealand, Kyla is the daughter of Glenys and Bruce Welsh. She has two older brothers, Nathan and Jarrad. Kyla is majoring in marketing at Oklahoma State.
Top Five: 0
Top 10: 0
Top 20: 1
Sub-par Rounds: 1
Rounds in 60s: 1
Low Three-Round Tournament: 225