December 7, 1996
Texas Tech Women's Golf Ranked 24th
Lady Raiders open spring semester action in February at UCLA
LUBBOCK, Texas -- The Texas Tech women's golf team, coming off one tournament victory during the fall, is ranked 24th according to the Golfweek/Taylor Made rankings.
"To finish in the top 25 this fall with a much younger team traveling is nice to see," said Tech head women's golf coach Jeff Mitchell. "We are very close to being a really good team. If everyone keeps up the motivation during the break, you will see a strong performance in UCLA in February and throughout the spring."
Sophomore Brooke Lowrance tallied the lowest fall average with a 78.2 and two top-20 finishes. Sophomore Beth Covington had a 78.4 average and also had two top finishes, including a tie for second at the Chip'N Club Invitational in Nebraska, which Texas Tech won. The Lady Raiders return five letter winners, including three players from the NCAA squad that finished 12th last spring.
Tech opens the spring season at UCLA's Pioneer Electronics Bruin Classic February 24-25. Texas Tech plays in four tournaments before the inaugural Big 12 Conference Championship in April at Lawrence, Kan.