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Texas Tech Wins First Tournament

Claims Four Shot Victory in Chip'N Club

LINCOLN, Neb. - Opening the season in strong fashion, the Texas Tech women's golf team successfully defended its 1995 title here with a four-shot victory in the 1996 54-hole Chip'N Club Invitational.

Tech fired a final-round 309 to outdistance host Nebraska, 944-948. Baylor was third at 972 in the 14-team field.

Texas Tech's Beth Covington, with the lowest round of the day, shot a three-over-par 74 to finish in a tie for second at 233. Lamar's Lotte Moeller shot a three-day total of 229 to win medalist honors by four strokes.

Tech's Brooke Lowrance finished in a tie for eighth at 236, while Amy Marsh was alone one shot back at 237. Kristin Kight tied for 17th with a 243 total. After a slow start during the 36 holes on Monday, Tamara Parker rebounded and moved up to a tie for 29th with a final-round 76.

All five of Texas Tech's golfers finished in the top 30, while the top four wound up among the top 17 in the 71-player field.

Chip'N Club Invitational
Sept. 9-10, 1996
Lincoln, Neb.  Firethorn CC
Par 71, 5,926
 1      Texas Tech              316-319-309=944
 2      Nebraska                317-320-311=948
 3      Baylor                  331-309-332=972
 4      Wichita State           326-327-331=984
 5      North Texas             336-319-339=994
 6      Washington State        330-337-328=995
 7      Colorado                332-333-334=999
 8      Lamar                   335-330-334=999
 9      Iowa State              330-336-338=1004
10      Texas-Pan American      342-335-328=1005
11      Kansas State            338-336-349=1023
12      Montana State           346-344-339=1029
13      Arkansas-Little Rock    350-335-355=1040
14      Creighton               357-351-349=1057

t2      Beth Covington              79-80-74=233
t8      Brooke Lowrance             78-79-79=236
10      Amy Marsh                   77-80-80=237
t17     Kristin Kight               82-80-81=243
t19     Tamara Parker               87-86-76=249

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