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March 18th, 2009
Gerlich leads Texas State to sixth at Laredo golf meet

STAFF REPORT

Jeff Gerlich fired a one-under par 215, leading Texas State’s men’s golf team to a sixth-place team finish at the Border Olympics put on by the University of Houston Tuesday afternoon at the Laredo Country Club.

Gerlich claimed second-place, finishing four strokes back from individual title won by Texas-Arlington’s Bobby Massa, who initiated his outing with a tournament-low 66 in round one. Massa added a 73 and 72 in the final rounds to finish with a five-under par 211 for the tournament.

Ethan Tracy of Arkansas followed Gerlich with an even-par 216 and Bill Allcorn of Baylor and Xavier Feyaerts of Lamar shared a fourth-place finish with a three-round score of 218.

Baylor led the Border Olympics from opening day, carding rounds of 297 and 298 before closing out the tournament with a 298 for a team score of 877. Arkansas finished second with an 884 and Lamar finished third with an 886.

The Mavericks took fourth-place as a team with an 888 and Notre Dame rounded out the Top-Five with an 891.

For Texas State, Carson Gibson tied for 20th with rounds of 74, 72 and 77 for a 223 score. Corey Roberson reloaded from an 82 in the opening round to shoot a 76 and 73 for a 231 total, tied for 54th place.

Philip Krebsbach finished one stroke behind Roberson and tied for 57th. Alastair Jones completed the Bobcats lineup and carded rounds of 78, 75 and 81 for a 234 tournament score, tying for 64th place.

Texas State will revisit the links on March 23 at the Carter Plantation Invitational in Springfield, LA. From there, the Bobcats will have one final tune-up at the Arkansas-Little Rock Invitational before the Southland Conference Championships in Kerrville on Apr. 27.

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