The women’s golf team will get its chance to truly begin competition Thursday to Sunday at the University of Kentucky Invitational.
The women were able to play only one round in their first tournament of the season, the “Mo”Morial in College Station, because of rain.
“We are excited to travel to Kentucky to compete,” said Coach Mike Akers. “We were very disappointed the event at A&M was rained out, but we know how much Texas needed the rain.”
The University of Kentucky Invitational features 15 teams, two of which Akers previously coached.
“I am looking forward to this event as we will see two schools that I formerly coached at in (Middle Tennessee State) and (Central Florida),”
Akers said. “We will also see Kennesaw State who is now coached by former Texas State golfer and assistant coach Rhyll Brinsmead.”
Texas State’s lineup this week consists of the same women who competed in the “Mo”Morial tournament. The team will play the first round of the par-72, 6,184-yard course Friday.
Akers said the course will present tough competition.
“The field at Kentucky is very strong and we will have to play well,” Akers said. “The team has been looking good in practice and hopefully we can start strong and keep it going throughout the weekend.”
According to Akers, Trine Mortensen, accounting junior, is a key player who has not competed recently because of an injury. Akers said the women will be ready for her return after this weekend’s tournament.
“We have missed the presence of one of our top golfers over the past two years in Trine Mortensen,” Akers said. “Trine should be cleared and ready for our next event at the University of Colorado.”
Teams participating in the University of Kentucky Invitational include:
Texas State lineup:
1. Gabby de Reuck
2. Krista Puisite
3. Caitlin Bliss
4. Valdis Jonsdottir
5. Amy Glazier