Huntsville, Ala. - The Texas State women's golf team won in convincing fashion, Tuesday, at the Chris Banister Classic in Huntsville, Ala. The Bobcats tied their lowest score ever in relation to par, shooting a +1, 289. The 289 total score is tied for the second lowest total score in recorded program history. They beat their next closest competitor, Middle Tennessee State by 24 strokes.
"I'm really proud of how we played in our first tournament," head coach Mike Akers said. "This is something exciting to build off of, and hope to set us on a good course for Michigan State's tournament in a couple weeks."
Senior Valdis Jonsdottir tied for the top individual tournament honoree with Maya Parsons of Jacksonville State. Jonsdottir shot a final round 73, to finish the week +3.
Texas State had all five of its team members place inside the top 11. Mara Puisite made the biggest move of any Bobcat, using a 1-under final round, 71, to move into a tie for 11th. Her sister Krista finished third, and sophomores Lejan Lewthwaite and Iman Nordin finished fourth and eighth respectively.
Texas State's three-round total of 879 was +15 in relation to par for the week. That ties the effort at last year's Johnie Imes Invitational for lowest score in relation to par. The total of 879 ties as second lowest total score. The win marked the first time Texas State has captured the tournament title in its opening event of the season.
The Bobcats will next play at the Michigan State Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15.