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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