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March 25th, 2009
Bobcats crush Carter golf field

STAFF REPORT

Texas State’s Jeff Gerlich shot a tournament record 208, leading the Bobcats to the team championship at the Carter Plantation Intercollegiate that ended Tuesday in Springfield, LA.

Gerlich fired one of two sub-par first rounds and shot rounds of 69 and 67 to follow to lead the field. The combined 208 shattered a 2004 record of 210 set by Christ Stroud of Lamar.

Gerlich and teammate Corey Roberson made the all-tourmament team.

Roberson led the individual standings after firing a four-under par 68 on day one then closed out the Carter with rounds of 79 and 74 for a 219 finish in fifth-place.

Completing Texas State’s championship team was Carson Gibson and Michael Carnes, who tied for 16th place at 228, and Philip Krebsbach tied for 21st at 229.

The Bobcats shot a team total 881 to beat the 15-team field by four strokes. Louisiana-Lafayette shot a 281 in the final round, the lowest in tournament history, to claim second place. Southeastern Louisiana finished third with an 892, while Stephen F. Austin and Jacksonville State wrapped up the Top-5 team standings after shooting a 914.

The win marks the first tournament title the Bobcats have captured since their Sept. 29 outing at the Bob Hurley Auto Oral Roberts Shootout. Texas State has finished in the top five at six tournaments this season.

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