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Roadrunners to play at Betsy Rawls Longhorns Invitational

Courtesy: UTSA Athletics
Release: 10/11/2013
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SAN ANTONIO — UTSA will return to the course when it travels to Austin to compete in the Betsy Rawls Longhorns Invitational. The three-day tournament is slated to tee off on Sunday at The University of Texas Golf Club (par 72/6,143 yards).

The Roadrunners will compete against 17 teams, including four squads ranked in the Oct. 6 edition of the Golfweek/Sagarin Top 20:  No. 1 UCLA, No. 8 Arizona State, No. 15 Iowa State, No. 18 Tulane, Denver, Furman, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, New Mexico, Princeton, San Diego State, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Tulsa and UNLV. The field will play 18 holes each day.

UTSA is coming off a 14th-place finish at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate on Sept. 20-22. Fabiola Arriaga (76-73—149) and Taylor Newlin (74-75—149) tied for 39th to lead the Birds.

What: Betsy Rawls Longhorns Invitational

When: Sunday, Oct. 13 — Tuesday, Oct. 15

Where: The University of Texas Golf Club (par 72/6,143 yards)  ·  Austin, Texas

Tournament Field: #1 UCLA, #8 Arizona State, #15 Iowa State, #18 Tulane, Denver, Furman, Miami (Fla.), Mississippi State, New Mexico, Princeton, San Diego State, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Tulsa, UNLV, UTSA

Format: 54 holes, 18 holes each day

Live Scoring: birdiefire.com

2012 Team Champion: Florida (-1)

2012 Individual Champion: Camilla Hedberg, Florida (-8)


UTSA Lineup
Fabiola Arriaga, Sr. (Torreon, Mexico)
· Leads the team with a 74.60 stroke average this fall
· Carded a 71-76-77—224 to tie for 20th at The “Mo”Morial on Sept. 9-11
· Recorded five top-10 finishes last season

Chelsea Bretcher, Sr. (Austin, Texas)
· Posted a 77.84 stroke average last season
· Registered a six-over 73-75-74—222 to tie for 26th at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate
· Tied for 39th with an eight-over-par 76-76-72—224 at the 2012 Alamo Invitational

Taylor Newlin, Sr. (Frisco, Texas)
· Tied for 39th with a seven-over-par 74-75—149 at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate on Sept. 20-22
· Posted the third-best stroke average (76.03) on the team last season
· Two-time second-team all-conference pick

Libby Thomas, Fr. (Midland, Texas)
· Recorded a 75-80—155 in her collegiate debut at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate on Sept. 20-22
· Posted seven top-10 finishes on the American Junior Golf Association circuit
· Texas Junior Golf Tour’s All-Tour Team selection

Brogan Townend, So. (Blackburn, England)
· Tied for 17th with a 78-73-72—223 at The “Mo”Morial
· Ranks second on the squad with a 75.00 stroke average this season
· Member of the English National Team

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