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April 27th, 2010
Bobcats go to NCAA golf tournament


The Texas State women’s golf team is going to the NCAA Tournament. Texas State sports information photo.


Following its miracle victory in the Southland Conference Championship Tournament, the Texas State women’s golf team will continue its season in the NCAA Tournament.

The Bobcats have been tabbed to compete in the NCAA West Regional Championships to be held May 6-8 in Stanford, CA. The three-day, 54-hole tournament will be hosted by Stanford University.

“We are very excited to be heading west for the NCAA Regionals,” Texas State head coach Mike Akers said. “The golf course at Stanford is incredible and the competition will be intense. Our tournament schedule over the year has been very good, so we have seen many of these teams.”

Texas State received an automatic bid to the championship tournament after overcoming a 15-stroke deficit in the 2010 Southland Conference Championship to claim the title last week. The Bobcats shot an 885 team score to shatter a previous record by 22 strokes set in 2008 by Texas State, as well.

All five members of Texas State’s team — Krista Puisite (tied for second at 219), Valdis Jonsdottir (tied for second at 219), Caitlin Bliss (tied for seventh at 221), Gabby de Reuck (tied for 15th at 228) and Katinka Dufour (tied for 18th at 232) — finished in the top 20 at the Southland Conference tournament.

“If we can produce the numbers we produced at conference and Onion Creek, we can compete with almost any team and have a shot at advancing to the national championship,” added Akers. “There is little room for error at this level, so we need to minimize any mistakes.”

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