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April 15th, 2008
Texas State Men's Golf Team In Third Place After First Round At The Southland Conference Championships

By RICK POULTER
Sports Information Director
Texas State University

Lake Charles, La. – Texas State’s Corey Roberson shot an even par 72 on the 6,946-yard course at the Gray Plantation and is tied for the individual lead at the Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championships Monday afternoon.

Roberson is tied with Eddie Brescher, III of Southeastern Louisiana, Hugues Joannes of Lamar and Zack Reeves of Texas-Arlington to the individual lead and led the Bobcats to a third-place showing in the team standings.

Four other golfers finished the first round at +1. They are Matt Carvell of Southeastern Louisiana, Casey Clendenon of Lamar, Scott Kelly of Sam Houston State and Marty Reed of Nicholls State.

Texas State’s Michael Carnes shot a 2-over-par 74 and is tied with two others players for ninth place. Those two golfers include Brandon Frankhouser of Sam Houston State and Sigmundur Mason of McNeese State.

The Bobcats shot a 12-over-par as a team after finishing the first round with a team score of 300. Texas State is two strokes in back of Lamar and three strokes behind first-round leader Sam Houston, who shot a 297 as a team.

The Bobcats are one stroke ahead of Southeastern Louisiana after the Lions shot 301 as a team in the first round. Texas-Arlington is in fifth place with a team score of 302 and Central Arkansas is tied with UTSA for sixth place with scores of 308. Nichols State finished the first round with a team score of 310, while Stephen F. Austin and McNeese State round out the field tied with team scores of 313.

Texas State’s other individual players include Oscar Zetterwall, Tyler Barnes-Wolf and Philip Krebsbach. Zetterwall and Barnes-Wolf finished the first round at 4-over-par, and are tied with Graham Benson of Southeastern Louisiana, Lamar’s Russell Helson and Bobby Massa of Texas-Arlington for 23rd place after the first round.

Krebsbach heads into tomorrow’s second round tied for 43rd place after finishing the first round at +10. The tournament concludes on Wednesday with the winning team automatically qualifying for the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships.

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