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November 5th, 2008
Bobcats finish second at Wolfdancer golf meet


BASTROP – The Texas State women’s golf team finished just one short stroke of the lead in the Challenge at Wolfdancer Monday afternoon, settling for a second-place tie with Texas Tech.

The Bobcats and shot a three-round total of 929 (318-303-308), just behind Colorado’s 928 (307-313-308). Texas Tech tied the Bobcats with scores of 324-296-309.

“I am very pleased to close out the fall season with this second-place finish against very strong competition,” said Texas State women’s golf coach Mike Akers.

Caitlin Bliss led the Bobcats with a three-round total of 224. Bliss led all tournament competitors after two rounds, stroking a one-under par 71 in the second round. A third-round score of 76 dropped the sophomore back to third place.

“Caitlin Bliss really stepped up and led us with her third-place finish,” Akers said. “Caitlin had 12 birdies over the three rounds and just played great.”

Trine Mortensen, who tied for seventh at the three-day tournament, carded a 75 in the final round for Texas State’s best mark of the day. Mortensen totaled a 228 with rounds of 78 and 75 on the first day of action.

Texas State’s Sydney Liles shot rounds of 81-79-80 and tied for 35th. Amy Glazier finished 39th for the Bobcats, shaving strokes off in each round and posting an 86-79-77 in the last fall tournament.

Texas State’s Adin Stromgen finished tied for 55th-place with rounds of 81-81-85.

Christine Brijalba and Katinka DuFour competed as individuals for Texas State. Brijalba tied Stromgren with rounds of 82-79-87. DuFour carded an 88 and back-to-back 84s, tied for 81st.

“I look forward to the spring season and hopefully another trip to the postseason,” Akers.

Spring action will begin for Texas State on Feb. 7.

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