Finishing 22nd out of 24 teams at the NCAA West Regional Golf Tournament during the weekend, the Texas State women’s golf team registered momentary disappointment. But it’s only momentary.
The greater presence today is hope for next season, as the Bobcats return all of their starters from a team that won the Southland Conference this year and looks for more in the future.
The Bobcats closed out their season at Stanford Golf Course in Stanford, CA, with a third-round 308 Sunday to finish with a total score of 948.
“We are very disappointed with our finish at regionals,” Texas State coach Mike Akers. “I was happy with our fight today. We were playing for pride alone. We will learn from this experience and focus on improving for the next year. With all of our starters returning and a top recruit joining us next year, the future is very bright.”
Gabby de Reuck fired a 77 in the final round for Texas State, finishing tied for 66th place at 232. Texas State’s Caitlin Bliss shot three 78s in three rounds for a 234 total, tied for 76th place.
Also for the Bobcats, Krista Puisite shot her best round of the tournament in Sunday’s final round with a four-over 75 to finish with a 238, tied in 85th place. Texas State’s Valdis Jonsdottir shot a 78 and tied for 111th with a 246 three-round score. Katinka Dufour finished in 121st with a 264 after shooting an 89 Sunday.
Arizona won the tournament with a three-round 876, followed by UCLA at 885. Texas and Alabama finished tied for third at 890. Also advancing to the NCAA national tournament are Virginia (894), Stanford (895), San Jose State (900) and Texas A&M (903).
Virginia’s Callie Nielson and San Jose State’s Madeleine Ziegert tied for the individual title after shooting at one-over 214. Nikki Koller of Arizona and Haley Stephens of Texas each shot 215 to tie for third, while Camilla Lennarth of Alabama took fifth place with a 217.