The Texas State women’s golf team finished in seventh place at the Alamo Invitational hosted by UTSA, despite setting the sixth lowest point total in program history for 54 holes.
The Bobcats posted a 886 final score after shooting the second lowest team score (292) in the final round. Coach Mike Akers said he is proud of the women’s effort to finish the tournament.
“Today was really good,” he said. “We had the second best round of the day. I was proud we finished really strong.”
The lowest score of the third round was recorded by UTSA, which shot a 290 total. The Roadrunners took first place with a final team total of 866.
Texas State freshman Iman Nordin said the team stepped up in the final round.
“On the final day everything fell together and we stepped it up,” she said. “As a team, we shot four-over-par, which is really good.”
Texas A&M finished six shots ahead of the Bobcats, taking third place and recording a team total of 880. Akers said he is pleased with the Bobcats’ performance against the strong, competitive schools.
“The field was extremely good. There were a lot of top schools,” he said. “We made some mistakes the first day that cost us. We played right there with Texas A&M, and you really couldn’t see a difference between the two of us.”
Junior Krista Puisite finished the tournament tied for eighth and recorded a two-over-par final score. Puisite said she was pleased with the team’s showing despite some minor errors.
“There were a lot of good teams and it was fun to play against them,” she said. “As a team I think we did well, but as always we could have played better. I made some stupid mistakes but overall I am happy with my performance.”
The Bobcats have a short recovery time before their next tournament when they host the Challenge at Onion Creek Nov. 7 and 8 at the Onion Creek course in Austin.
Puisite said she is going to use the time to keep improving her game.
“I want to focus on my putting because my short game really helped me at this tournament and I want to keep it up,” she said.