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April 2nd, 2008
Good showing for Bobcat golfers in Tennessee

By Rick Poulter
Assistant Athletics Director/
Sports Information Director

Texas State Men’s Golf Team Finishes In Fifth Place At The Middle Tennessee State/Aldila Intercollegiate Tournament

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – In their final tune-up before the Southland Conference Championships, the Texas State men’s golf team registered their best showing of the spring with a fifth place finish at the Middle Tennessee State/Aldila Intercollegiate Tournament.

Three Bobcats finished among the top 20 players in the tournament as Corey Roberson tied for seventh place, Tyler Barnes-Wolf tied for 11th and Philip Krebsbach tied for 19th place.

Texas State fired a 1-over-par 289 as a team in the final round of the tournament and finished with a 54-hole total of 881 on the par-72, 6,892-yard Old Fort Golf Course. The 289 score was Texas State’s fourth-best round of the season and best since the Bobcats shot a 285 at the UTSA Invitational last October.

Corey Roberson posted the best round in the tournament Tuesday when he and Middle Tennessee State’s Rick Cochran fired a 5-under-par 67 score in the third round. Roberson’s third-round total is the best 18-hole score by a Texas State player this season. He also equaled his best score for three rounds this season when he finished the tournament with a 1-over-par 217 in the 54-hole tournament. He also shot a 1-over 217 at the UTSA on October 29-30.

In addition to Roberson’s season-best performance, Tyler Barnes-Wolf, Philip Krebsbach and Michael Carnes each fired a 2-over-par score of 74 in the third round for the Bobcats.

Barnes-Wolf ended the tournament tied for 11th place with a 3-over-par 219 after he finished the tournament with a 2-over-par score of 74 in the third and final round. Barnes-Wolf had his best 18-hole score of 71 in the second round Monday afternoon.

Krebsbach tied for 19th place with a 5-over-par score of 221 after he fired an even par 72 in the opening round and a 3-over-par 75 in the second.

Carnes tied fore 34th place at 10-over with a score of 226 after he fired back-to-back rounds of 74.

Andrew Bryant ended the tournament with a 12-over-par score of 228 after he shot a 75 in the third round. That was his best 18-hole score in the tournament.

Middle Tennessee State won the team championship to give them their fourth team victory of the season with a team score of 869 after the Blue Raiders shot an Even-par total of 288 in the third round.

Austin Peay and Arkansas-Little Rock finished in a tie for second place with team scores of 876, and Southern Mississippi finished in fourth place with a score of 878. Texas State finished three shots back of the Golden Eagles, and three shots ahead of Troy and Western Kentucky, who tied for sixth place.

Grant Leaver of Austin Peay was the individual medalist with a 5-under-par score of 211 in the tournament after shooting a 1-under-par 71 in the first and third rounds, and a 3-under par 69 in the second.

His teammate Erik Barnes finished in third place with a 2-under-par total of 214, while four players tied for third place at 1-under. Roberson tied Brent Long of Western Kentucky and Wes Carter of Southern Miss with at 1-over-par.

Middle Tennessee/Aldila Intercollegiate
Old Fort GC, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Par-72, Final Team Scores
1 Middle Tennessee 294-287-288 869 +5
2 UALR 295-289-292 876 +12
Austin Peay 300-287-289 876 +12
4 Southern Mississippi 291-292-295 878 +14
5 Texas State 299-293-289 881 +17
6 Troy 297-296-291 884 +20
Western Kentucky 298-303-283 884 +20
8 North Texas 305-291-290 886 +22
9 Jacksonville State 305-303-284 892 +28
10 Oakland University 303-309-306 918 +54
11 Connecticut 312-314-304 930 +66

Texas State Scores (881)
T7 Corey Roberson 77-73-67 — 217 +1
T11 Tyler Barnes-Wolf 74-71-74 – 219 +3
T19 Philip Krebsbach 72-75-74 – 221 +5
T34 Michael Carnes 78-74-74 – 226 +10
T40 Andrew Bryant 76-77-75 – 228 +12

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