Texas State golf coach Mike Akers, left, and golfer Krista Puisite, right (Texas State sports information photo).
The Texas State women’s golf team has 18 holes to make up nine shots after the first day of its NCAA Regional in Auburn, AL.
Led by Krista Puisite, the Bobcats shot a first-round score of 301, which put them in 15th place. To advance past this regional, the Bobcats would have to finish no worse than eighth place, which now is held jointly by Notre Dame and Northwestern, which each shot 292.
Puisite shot a first-round score of 72, tied for 15th among individuals. Also playing for the Bobcats are Valdis Jonsdittir (first round 77), Lora Assad (75), Iman Nordin (77) and Mara Puisite (83).
“We weren’t sharp today but we are in a good position,” Texas State coach Mike Akers said. “Our goal was to shoot our average score. We need to improve each day. We tee early tomorrow so we need to take advantage of cooler weather and smooth greens.”
Alabama, which shot a first-round 277, held a strong lead through the first day of the tournament. Arkansas and Tulane were tied in second place at 283.