Women's Golf preview: Texas State
Feb. 27, 2009
UP NEXT: The Texas Women’s Golf team will tee off against Texas State in a dual match on Sunday, Mar. 1. The 18-hole tournament will be contested at the 6,099-yard, par-72 University of Texas Golf Club. The winner will be determined by stroke-play results of the top four players on each team. Tee times will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.
FLASHBACK: The Longhorns beat the Bobcats in a convincing 14-stroke victory last year (Mar. 29, 2008). Texas finished with a 6-over 294, while Texas State finished with a 20-over 308. Then-senior Julia Best shot a 2-under 70 to lead the field.
THE FIELD: The 78th ranked Texas State Bobcats have been off to an impressive start to the spring season with a win at the Koasati Pines Collegiate Golf Classic in Kinder, La. The Bobcats earned a nod as Golfweek’s team of the week.
LAST TIME OUT: The Longhorns finished 10th at the Central District Invitational in their spring debut. University of Texas senior Kristin Walla fired a 2-under-par 70 in the final round of the 54-hole tourney and climbed 28 spots on the leaderboard to finish in a team-best tie for 27th place at 13-over 229.
STATS FACTS: The Longhorns have carded 18 rounds at par or better this season (24%) and have set the record for single-round low score. Texas has dropped its team scoring average (currently 298.87) almost 4 strokes compared to last season at this time (302.53). Freshman Nicole Vandermade leads the team with a 73.67 scoring average. With seven rounds even or under par already this year, Vandermade stands fifth for single-season rounds at par or better in Texas’ annals. Heather Bowie-Young and Nadine Ash share the record with nine each.