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April 15, 1997

Red Raiders Second at Oklahoma Tournament

Texas Tech Three Shots Behind OU, Lowrance Finishes Second As Well

NORMAN, Okla. - The Texas Tech University women's golf team, firing the lowest round of the day, finished three shots out of the lead in the 1997 Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.

Host Oklahoma claimed the title with a 54-hole total of 933 to defeat the Red Raiders by three shots. Tech fired a final-round 310 and finished 72-over-par (936) for the two-day event on the par-72, 6,013-yard layout at The Trails Golf Club.

Texas Tech and the other 11 women's golf squads will compete in the Big 12 Conference Championship April 20-22. The 54-hole tournament will be hosted by the University of Kansas at the par 72, 6,130-yard Alvamar Golf Course in Lawrence, Kan.

Texas-El Paso (960) and Baylor tied for third, while Wichita State (962) finished fifth. Kansas (968) finished sixth and Kansas State (987) eighth.

Texas Tech sophomore Brooke Lowrance finished second with a 10-over-par 226. She fired a four-over 76 on Tuesday and lost by two shots to Oklahoma medalist Isabelle Blais, who had a five-over 77 today. Blais finished eight-over-par (224) for the tournament.

Senior Tamara Parker tied for seventh (235), firing a four-over 76 on Tuesday. Junior Kristin Kight (236) tied for 10th, while sophomore Beth Covington (240) tied for 17th.

Freshman Alana Soliz (243), playing as an individual, tied for 24th. Junior Amy Marsh (244) tied for 27th.

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