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Nov. 1, 1997

Texas Tech Plays Final Fall Event

Red Raiders Play at Roadrunner Invitational

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The Texas Tech women's golf team plays its final event of the fall schedule beginning tomorrow at the Diet Coke-Roadrunner Invitational, hosted by New Mexico State.

Head coach Jeff Mitchell's squad will be one of 20 teams, including nine Big 12 squads, in the field that will play the par 74, 6,100-yard University Golf Course. The field includes ninth-ranked Oklahoma State, No. 10 TCU, No. 14 Texas, No. 22 New Mexico and No. 24 Missouri.

Baylor, Boise State, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas, Kansas State, Lamar, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oklahoma, SMU, Texas-El Paso, Wichita State and Wyoming will also compete in the three-day, 54-hole event Sunday through Tuesday. The tournament begins Sunday at 8:00 a.m.

"This is another tournament with a very strong field," Mitchell said. "We came out of Stanford with a lot of confidence. I hope it carries over. We seem to be peaking at the right time."

Texas Tech's lineup will include senior Kristin Kight, juniors Brooke Lowrance and Beth Covington, sophomore Jamie Vannoy and freshman Priscillia Hunt. Sophomore Heather Wrede will participate as an individual. Hunt is ranked 51st in the country, while Lowrance is No. 69.

Tech, firing a school-record three-round total of 896 at Stanford last week, finished sixth at the Stanford Intercollegiate. Lowrance tied for seventh, while Hunt tied for 11th.

"We beat Oklahoma State and New Mexico from the top 25 and New Mexico State in Stanford last week," Mitchell said. "Missouri and TCU are the only teams we have not beaten this season." - TTU -

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