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UTSA to host The Alamo Invitational this week at Briggs Ranch Golf Club

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 11/01/2012
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SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will close its fall campaign this week when it hosts The Alamo Invitational on at Briggs Ranch Golf Club. The three-day tournament begins on Sunday morning and the Roadrunners are the defending champions.

A year ago, Fabiola Arriaga set a career low with a three-under-par 213 (69-72-72) to win the event’s individual title and her performance helped UTSA post a three-shot victory with a school-record 866 (293-283-290).

Where: Briggs Ranch Golf Club (par 72/6,428 yards) — San Antonio, Texas

When: Sunday, Oct. 28 — Friday, Oct. 30

Format: Three-day event with tee times for the first two days and a shotgun start for Tuesday's final round.

Teams: Baylor, Colorado, East Carolina, Kentucky, LSU, Louisville, Nebraska, North Texas, Oklahoma, SMU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas State, Tulane, UTSA.

Live scoring: golfstat.com


UTSA Lineup
Fabiola Arriaga (Jr. - Torreon, Mexico)
· Recorded a pair of top-five finishes this season
· Leads the WAC and is tied for 16th in the nation with a 72.11 stroke average
· Shot a career-low round of 68 in the second round of the Golfweek Conference Challenge (Sept. 24-26)
· 2012 Southland Conference Player of the Year
· Two-time first-team all-conference selection
· Set a program record with a 74.91 stroke average last season

Chelsea Bretcher (Jr. - Austin, Texas)
· Owns a 77.07 career stroke average and is second on the squad at 76.00 this season
· Shot a career-low 222 (73-75-74) to tie for 26th at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate (Oct. 12-14)
· Her first round of 73 tied a career best
· Played in two events as a freshman and competed as an individual at The 2011 Alamo Invitational (Oct. 30-Nov. 1)

Allie Johnston (Fr. - Castle Rock, Colo.)
· Will play as an individual
· Fifth on the team with a 79.22 stroke average
· Shot a 237 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge and Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate
· Rated by Golfweek as the No. 29 recruit in the 2012 class
· Won the 2012 Colorado Women's Golf Association Match Play Championship this summer
· Runner-up at the 2012 CHSAA 5A Girls Golf Championship

Taylor Newlin (Jr. - Frisco, Texas)
· Fourth on the team with a 76.56 stroke average
· Shot a season-low 221 (72-78-71) in her last outing at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate
· 2011 and 2012 second-team All-Southland Conference
· Her 76.58 stroke average ranks third in program history
· Has played in all 25 tournaments in the last three seasons
· Tied with Summer Batiste atop the standings at the 2012 Islanders Classic(Feb. 27-28)

Brogan Townend (Fr. - Blackburn, England)
· Owns a 79.17 stroke average
· Shot a 234 (85-78-71) at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate
· Is a member of the English National Team
· Two-time runner-up at the Northern Women's Championship
· 2011 Faldo Series Girls Champion

Paola Valerio (Sr. - Mexico City, Mexico)
· Second on the team with a 76.22 stroke average
· Tied for 32nd at her last two tournaments with a 226 and 224
· Three-time All-Southland Conference honoree (first-team: 2010, 2011/second-team: 2012)
· 2011 Southland Conference Player of the Year
· Ranks second in program history with a 76.10 career scoring average
· Has played in a team-high 30 tournaments during her career

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