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Nov. 7, 1997

Red Raider Women's Golf Ranked 20th in Latest Poll

Lowrance's strong finish pays off with top 30 ranking

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Brooke Lowrance

LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech University Women's Golf Team, which wrapped up the fall season this week, is ranked 20th in the latest MasterCard Rankings.

Head coach Jeff Mitchell's team concluded the fall season with a third-place finish at the Diet-Coke Roadrunner Invitational, hosted by New Mexico State. The Red Raiders are one of six Big 12 Conference teams among the top 50. Oklahoma State is No. 10, followed by Texas A&M (17th), Texas (19th), Texas Tech (20th), Missouri (26th) and Nebraska (35th).

"I am certainly proud of this team," Mitchell said. "We are looking forward to the spring season after having such a strong finish. This is a credit to our team for working hard to finish so well this fall. We are excited about the upcoming schedule and the opportunity we have to compete for the NCAAs."

Junior Brooke Lowrance is ranked 30th in the MasterCard individual rankings. Freshman Priscillia Hunt is tied for 53rd.

Texas Tech finished third at Las Cruces, losing by eight shots to host New Mexico State. Lowrance finished in a tie for third with a 221, which included a second-round, 3-under-par 69. Hunt tied for 20th (229).

Lowrance finished no worse than 12th in four of the first five tournaments this year. She tied for 12th at the McHaney Memorial and finished in the top 10 in the final three tournaments - the Big 12 Fall Preview, the Stanford Intercollegiate and the Diet-Coke Roadrunner Invitational.

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