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Men's Golf 11th after First Day of Tournament




March 28, 1998

LAREDO, Texas - The Texas Tech University men's golf team fired rounds of 306 and 305 to end the first day,s competition at the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas. Junior Philip Tate turned in the team's best performance in the first 36 holes, shooting 76 and 74 to tie at 15th on the par 72, 7,125-yard Laredo Country Club.

Two Big 12 schools lead the team hunt, as Baylor sits on top with a two-round total of 584 and Kansas follows at 588. The Bear's Jimmy Walker shot rounds of 74 and 69 to lead the individual pack.

In the 14-team field, each squad has six individuals competing with just the top four scoring. Adding to the point total for the Red Raiders were Matt Loving (155) tied for 43rd, Tom Baldwin (156) tied for 48th and Alex Armstrong (156) tied for 48th. Senior Mark Garcia (156) joins Baldwin and Armstrong in the 48th position while Gant Bills (163) ended tied for 83rd on the day. The final 18 holes will begin Sunday at the Texas A&M event.



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