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April 8, 1997

Texas Tech Finishes Seventh at Duke Invitational

DURHAM, N.C. - The Texas Tech women's golf team held steady and finished seventh in the Duke Spring Invitational on the par-73, 5,963-yard Duke Golf Course.

The Red Raiders fired a final-round 326 and concluded the 54-hole event in seventh place at 968. Texas Tech was 10th after the first round and tied for seventh after the second.

Tennessee's final-round 305 and 915 total gave the Lady Vols a seven-shot cushion over second-place North Carolina (922). Host Duke (929) finished third, Wake Forest (932) fourth, Memphis (936) fifth and Kentucky (954) sixth.

Texas Tech senior Tamara Parker had the best finish among the Red Raiders. She shot a final-round 79 to finish in a tie for 32nd at 241. Sophomore Brooke Lowrance and junior Kristin Kight each shot 243 and finished in a tie for 39th.

Sophomore Beth Covington (245) was alone in 42nd place. Senior Robyn Phillips (251) finished 50th.

Memphis' Amanda Moltke-Leth claimed medalist honors with an even-par 219 despite shooting a final-round 2-over 75. Duke's Jenny Chuasiriporn, who fired the best round of the day with a 1-under 72, finished second with a 3-over 222.

The Red Raiders play at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic April 14-15 in Norman, Okla. The Big 12 Women's Golf Championship is slated for April 20-22 in Lawrence, Kan.

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