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April 21, 1997

Texas Tech Moves to Eighth at Big 12

Red Raiders Improve Two Spots; Texas Remains in Front After Steady Round

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Texas Tech University women's golf team, tying for the second best round of the day, jumped from tenth place to eighth after 36 holes of the 1997 Big 12 Conference Women's Golf Championship.

Texas Tech (636), after a first-round 328, improved to 308 on Tuesday thanks to a three-over par 75 from junior Kristin Kight and a four-over 76 from senior Tamara Parker. Kight (157) and Parker (157) are tied for 17th going into Tuesday's final round.

Texas, with another solid round, leads second-place Texas A&M by 10 shots after two rounds at the par 72, 6,100-yard Alvamar Golf Course. UT (606) fired a second-round 305 after a 301 on Sunday. A&M (616), which also shot 308 Monday, is second, Oklahoma State (622) third, Nebraska (624) fourth, Missouri (630) fifth, Kansas (631) sixth and Oklahoma (633) seventh.

After no Red Raider managed to break 80 in Sunday's first round, all but one Tech golfer shot 79 or better in the second round. Sophomore Brooke Lowrance (160) shot a seven-over 79 and is tied for 30th. Sophomore Beth Covington (164), who struggled to a 14-over 86 in the first round, fired a six-over 78 today and is tied for 39th. Freshman Alana Soliz (166) shot 10-over 82 Monday to tie for 47th after two rounds.

The 18-hole final round is slated for Tuesday starting at 8:00 off the first and tenth tees.

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