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April 22nd, 2008
Texas State Women's Golf Team Leads After First Day At Southland Conference Championships

Texas State freshman golfer Lynn Gustafsson has the individual lead and the Texas State women’s golf team sits atop the team leader board following the first round at Southland Conference Championships Monday afternoon. The Bobcats enter Tuesday’s second round holding a four-stroke lead over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi after shooting a team score of 300 on the par 71-6069-yard course at the Beaumont Country Club.

Gustafsson ended the first day shooting Even par after shooting a 1-over-par 36 on the first nine holes of the course and shot 1-under-on the back nine to finish the day as the only golfer to finish the first round with an Even par score.

Two other Bobcats, Sehee Kim and Trine Mortensen , also finished the first round listed among the Top 12 players at the tournament. Kim finished the day tied for sixth place with Laura Baker of UTSA with a score of 4-over-par. Kim began the day shooting a 4-over-par 39 on the first nine holes, before finishing the opening round with an even-par score of 36 on the final nine holes.

Mortensen is tied for 10th-place after she recorded a 5-over-par 76 on the opening day. Mortensen also shot an even par score on the back nine after opening tournament with a 5-over-par 40 on the first nine holes.

Junior Christine Brijalba finished the first round listed among six golfers tied for 19th-place at 7-over-par 78. Caitlin Bliss rounds out Texas State’s lineup tied for 29th place with a 9-over-par score of 80.

Texas-A&M-Corpus Christi has two of the top five scores through the first round of the tournament. Ashley Watkins is tied with Lacy McKinley of McNeese State for second place after they shot a 1-over-par 72 on the first day. Melissa Fahey of A&M-Corpus Christi is tied with Landa Stewart of Sam Houston State for fourth place at 2-over-par, and Laura Baker of UTSA and Nicole Forshner of Central Arkansas for sixth place at 3-over-par.

Kim and Channing Norton of Lamar are tied for eighth place at +4, while Mortensen, Randi Fischer of McNeese State and Theresa Nelson of Lamar are tied for 10th place after shooting 5-over-par in the first round.

In addition to leading Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by four strokes, 300-304, Lamar is in third place with a team score of 305 and Sam Houston State is in fourth place with a score of 308. Central Arkansas rounds out the top five team scores with 308, one shot better than McNeese State and four shots ahead of UTSA. Nichols State rounds out the field with a team score of 314.

The second round of the tournament will be held on Tuesday and the final round will be played on Wednesday.

By RICK POULTER
Sports Information Director

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