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The Texas State women’s golf team is going to an NCAA regional for the second straight year and the third year in the last four.

The Bobcats will play in Auburn, AL, to play at the Auburn University Club, May 9-11.

“We are very excited to receive an at-large bid for the second year in a row to the NCAA regionals,” Texas State coach Mike Akers said. “I’m excited to go over to Auburn. Nick Clinard, who I was with at Central Florida, is now the head men’s coach at Auburn, so I’ll be able to see him and gain some insight on the golf course. This is what we’ve worked hard for and I’m excited to get over there next week and see what we can do.”

Texas State seniors Krista Puisite and Valdis Jonsdottir are going to regionals for the third time. Puisite owns a nation-leading 110 birdies and a scoring average of 72.40. She has won a Texas State season-record three tournaments this year, and a career-record of five during her time in San Marcos.

The Bobcats have won two tournaments and finished inside the top three six times, most recently at the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship in Mesa, AZ, last week. Texas State owns a season scoring average of 297.27, a new school record.

Included in the field at the regional along with tournament host Auburn will be: Texas, Oklahoma State, Arkansas, UCLA, Virginia and Notre Dame among others. The Bobcats are seeded 13th.

Auburn is one of three regional sites for the NCAA Tournament. The others are Oklahoma and Stanford. In each field of 24, eight schools will advance to the NCAA Championship, May 21-24 in Athens, GA.

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