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Roadrunners to hit links this week in search of first-ever Southland Championship

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics Communications
Release: 04/17/2011
Courtesy UTSA Athletics Communications
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SAN ANTONIO — The UTSA women’s golf team will look to earn its first league title this week when it plays at the 10th annual Southland Conference Championship. The three-day event that begins Monday will be played at Corpus Christi Country Club. The Roadrunners enter the tournament as the circuit's top-ranked squad.

Where: Corpus Christi Country Club (6,073 yards/par 72) – Corpus Christi, Texas

When: Monday, April 18 – Wednesday, April 20

Format: Three-day event with tee times for each round

Teams: Central Arkansas, Lamar, McNeese State, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas State, UTSA.

Live scoring: golfstat.com

UTSA Lineup
Fabiola Arriaga (Fr. – Torreon, Mexico)
· Tied for 13th at the Administaff Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate, March 13-14
· Fourth on the squad with a 76.15 stroke average
· Finished in the top 15 two of her last three tournaments
· Low round of the season was a 71 at the UCF Challenge, Feb. 13-15
· Recorded a 74 in her first collegiate round

Summer Batiste (Jr. – Austin, Texas)
· Recorded her fourth career top 10 finish at the Baylor Spring Invitational (April 11-12) where she finished tied for seventh
· Third on the team with a 76.14 stroke average
· Has recorded three eagles this season
· Finished tied for seventh at 2010 Southland Championship
· 2009-10 second-team All-Southland

Shannon Jungman (Jr. – Pflugerville, Texas)
· Will be making her eighth appearance of the season
· Tied for 16th at the Administaff Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate, March 13-14
· Fifth on the squad with a 78.40 stroke average
· Shot a career-best 72 in the first round of the Alamo Invitational and again in the third round of the Administaff Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate
· Tied for 21st at the 2010 Southland Championship

Taylor Newlin (Fr. – Frisco, Texas)
· Finished tied for fourth in her first collegiate tournament, the Chip-N Club Invitational, Sept. 13-14
· Second on the team with a 76.04 stroke average
· Shot a 69 at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Championship, Oct. 8-10
· Finished in the top 15 three times this season

Paola Valerio (So. – Mexico City, Mexico)
· Set school records with a 66 and 54-hole score of 212 to finish fifth at the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Championships, Oct. 8-10.
· Two-time Southland Conference Golfer of the Month (October 2010/February 2011)
· Leads the team and conference with a 74.85 stroke average
· Recorded an ace at the BYU Entrada Classic, March 21-22
· Finished in the top-10 four times this year and tied for second at the Islander Classic, Feb. 28-March 1
· Finished sixth at the 2010 Southland Championship
· 2010 first-team All-Southland Conference
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