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April 22, 1997

Texas Tech Finishes Sixth at Big 12 Tourney

Red Raiders Finish Strong after Slow Start; Lowrance Ties for Ninth

LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Texas Tech women's golf team finished strong in the 1997 Big 12 Conference Women's Golf Championships, finishing sixth in the inaugural event.

Tech, which began the championship in tenth place after the first round, shot a final-round 321 to conclude the tournament at 957 at the par 72, 6,100-yard Alvamar Golf Course. Texas (924), which shot 318 today, nipped second-place Texas A&M (926) by two shots to claim the Big 12 title. A&M posted the low round of the day with a 310.

Nebraska (945) was third, Missouri (946) fourth and Oklahoma State (948) was fifth. Championship host Kansas (959) finished seventh, Oklahoma (965) eighth, Baylor (973) ninth, Kansas State (979) tenth, Iowa State (1001) 11th and Colorado (1009) 12th.

Individually, Texas Tech sophomore Brooke Lowrance shot a three-over-par 75 Tuesday and finished among the field's top 10 with a tie for ninth at 235. Senior Tamara Parker (236) tied for 11th, while junior Kristin Kight (239) tied for 16th. Freshman Alana Soliz (251) and sophomore Beth Covington tied for 47th.

Texas' Heather Bowie, who shot a one-over 73 today, finished at four-under 212 to claim a 11-shot win over A&M's Isabelle Rosberg (223). A&M's Jamie Hullett (227) finished third.

Big 12 Conference Women's Golf Championship

 
FINAL TEAM RESULTS
 1. Texas        301  305  318  924
 2. Texas A&M    308  308  310  926 
 3. Nebraska     313  311  321  945
 4. Missouri     320  310  316  946
 5. Oklahoma St. 310  312  326  948
 6. TEXAS TECH   328  308  321  957
 7. Kansas       311  320  328  959
 8. Oklahoma     317  316  332  965
 9. Baylor       320  331  322  973
10. Kansas State 325  323  331  979
11. Iowa State   337  323  341 1001
12. Colorado     348  324  337 1009
TEXAS TECH INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
 T9. Brooke Lowrance   81-79-75=235
T11. Tamara Parker     81-76-79=236
T16. Kristin Kight     82-75-82=239
T47. Alana Soliz       84-82-85=251
T47. Beth Covington    86-78-87=251

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