Women's golf to play in Schooner Fall Classic

Sports Reporter

The Texas State women's golf team is participating in The Schooner Fall Classic at Belmar Golf Club, Oct- 4-6.

The team placed 15th in last year’s event, finishing with a 63-over-par-904.

“We know the golf course a little bit better,” Coach there is some course management, and there is a drivable par 4 there,” Coach Mike Akers said. “The cold front came through last year, the north wind started blowing, and it was really hard to manage. We are excited to get back there and play better.”

As one of the top performers on the team at last year’s Schooner Fall Classic, Maty Monzingo, sophomore, is working diligently to improve her performance.

“Last year was the first time I had played that course so I was just trying to manage it as well as I could,” Monzingo said. “I think this time I’m gonna do the same thing. Right now I’m working on my short game and my swing a little bit. I saw a swing coach last week and hopefully my short game is going to improve.”

In 2013, Monzingo shot a 4-over-par 74 in both of the first two rounds, followed by a 7-over-par 77 in the third round.

Most of the players who participated in last year’s tournament are returning, which will be an advantage for Texas State.

We have no freshman this year and virtually everybody saw the course last year,” Akers said. “Everyone has been through the drill. We are coming off of building confidence from the last round at Colorado and hopefully that carries over to OU.”

The Bobcats will shoot a practice round, Oct. 3 before beginning the invitational Oct. 4. They will tee off at 9:50 a.m. alongside Texas Tech.

The Toby Keith foundation will host the second annual Schooner Fall Classic. All proceeds made from the tournament go to his initiative program, OK Kids Korral. The program was created to give children who have been diagnosed with cancer, as well as their families, a place to live while the child receives his or her treatment at the OU Children's Hospital.

“Well it’s very special,” Akers said. “We found out last year that this tournament raises money for the Toby Keith Foundation which benefits OK Kids Korral. It’s sure good to see and play in a tournament where the proceeds benefit such a great charity.”

Monzingo shared the same appreciation as Akers.

“I think it’s pretty cool," Monzingo said. "Coach Akers told us that every player gets to donate to their charity, and I think that’s something other people can benefit from. All of our team got to pick their charity and I think that’s really important.”