No. 20 Lady Raiders Move to Third Entering Final Round|
Kim Kaufman enters Tuesday's final round of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in a tie for third overall.
Feb. 11, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - The 20th-ranked Texas Tech women's golf team moved into a tie for third Monday following the second round at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic held at the Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande.
Boosted by another solid card from Kim Kaufman, the Lady Raiders will enter Tuesday's final round 14 strokes back of leader Alabama and 10 behind second-place Arkansas. Tech and TCU sit one stroke up on Iowa State in fifth place and three swings in front of Northwestern in sixth.
The Lady Raiders, who fired a 13-over-par 301 second round, will look to top their previous best finish at the prestigious tournament which was a seventh-place performance in 2012. This is the fourth-straight season where Tech has opened its spring tournament schedule in Puerto Rico.
Kaufman led the way for Tech again over the second set of 18 holes as the No. 1 player in the country fired an even-par 72 that was boosted by 16 pars on the round. The senior will enter the final round tied for third overall at 1-over for the tournament, five strokes back of leader Emily Tubert from Arkansas.
After entering the day ranked in the top five, Kimmy Hill fell slightly down the leaderboard as her 3-over 75 second round moved her to 4-over for the tournament and in a tie for 14th overall. Elin Arvidsson is Tech's next-highest scorer as she is at 7-over overall following a 3-over second round as well.
Hannah Arnold completed Tech's second-round card with a 7-over 79 that slipped her into a tie for 37th overall. Gabby Dominguez finished 9-over on the day and is two strokes back of Arnold in 55th place at 12-over for the tournament.
The Lady Raiders will be paired with Arkansas, Alabama and TCU during Tuesday's final round, which is set for a 5:30 a.m. CT shotgun start. Fans can keep up with the results throughout the day at www.golfstat.com.