Despite mixed results throughout the season, the Texas State golf team’s enter their next tournaments with the same objective: to win.
The men’s team will play in the Lone Star Invitational on Texas-San Antonio’s campus and the women will travel to Oklahoma for the OU Susie Maxwell Invitational.
Men’s Coach Shane Howell said the Lone Star Invitational is the team’s toughest tournament thus far.
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The Texas State women’s golf team had three players finish in the top four and won first place as a team at the Johnie Imes Invitational in Columbia, Mo.
The Bobcats had an 11-stroke lead after day one and finished the tournament 15-over-par with a 879 team score. Kansas State trailed the Bobcats by seven strokes and finished in second place.
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After a record setting performance to open the season at the Golfweek Program Challenge, the Texas State men’s and women’s golf teams enter the next tournaments with high expectations.
The men will travel to N.C. State to compete in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate Oct. 3 and 4 and the women will compete at the Mizzou Invitational in Missouri the same days.
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Former Texas State shortstop Thomas Field was called by the Colorado Rockies Sept. 11, becoming the second former Texas State player to make his MLB debut this year. Paul Goldschmidt, first baseman for the Arizona Diamondbacks, made his debut in August against the San Francisco Giants.
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Texas State golf entered the season by meeting coach and players’ expectations when the men’s team established one record and almost set another.
The men shot a record seven under par the first day of the Golfweek Program Challenge and were two strokes short of an overall 54-hole group record.
The Texas State men and women’s golf teams are ready to tee off.
Men’s head coach Shane Howell and women’s head coach Mike Akers are excited about the depth of talent they have this year.
“This is the most talented team I have had since I have been here at Texas State,” Howell said. “When you have the depth it pushes players to reach their full potential.”
Only five players will travel to tournaments, and the coaches say the depth will make the qualifiers very competitive. Coach Akers says that he expects the best results this year.
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It has been a busy summer for finance sophomore Krista Puisite and computer information systems sophomore Mara Puisite. The Puisite sisters are from Riga, Latvia and both play for the Texas State women’s golf team.
Even though they are sisters, golf coach Mike Akers says they could not play more differently.