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May 17th, 2009
NCAA regional ends Bobcat golf season

STAFF REPORT

The Texas State twosome of Jeff Gerlich and Corey Roberson ended their 2009 season this afternoon at the NCAA Regional Golf Tournament at the University of Texas Golf Club in Austin, enduring a round plagued with inclement weather. The field endured a rain delay of more than two hours.

Gerlich rallied through the rains to shoot his best round of the tournament and record a Top-20 finish. The Austin native carded a 72 in Saturday and finished the tournament with a 221 three-round score.

Roberson shot an 80 Saturday and finished the tournament in 68th-place, totaling 238 for the tournament.

The University of Florida took the top prize with a 54-hole total of 874. Texas Tech finished second with an 876 and Texas shot an 877 for third place. Stanford and Michigan carded an 887 and 888, respectively, to round out the top five teams.

The low five teams and low individual not on those teams at the Austin Regional advance to the NCAA Championships. Lamar junior Hugues Joannes earned the individual qualifying spot after shooting a 216 (68-74-74).

Gerlich and Roberson were the first two Texas State golfers to participate in NCAA playoffs since 1992.

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