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Women's Golf in Action at LSU




March 13, 1998

BATON ROUGE, La. - Texas Tech junior All-America candidate Brooke Lowrance is tied for second after the first round of the LSU-Fairwood Invitational, while her 20th-ranked Red Raider team is within striking distance after Friday's action.

Lowrance's even-par 72 is tied for second with Mississippi State's Lina Thoren. The duo is two shots back from first-round leader Amanda Moltke-Leth, who shot a 2-under 70.

Memphis is in first place with a first-day total of 296. UCLA (298), Mississippi State (301), LSU (302), Alabama (303), Arkansas-Little Rock (308) and Texas Tech (309) round out the top seven scores after the first day. Four nationally ranked squads make up the 14-team field that is challenging the par 72, 5,835-yard Fairwood Country Club layout through Sunday. Seventh-ranked LSU, 19th-ranked UCLA, 24th-ranked Alabama and 26th-ranked Missouri are among the teams vying for the title. Memphis, Mississippi State, Arkansas-Little Rock and Florida State are also among the top 50 women's golf teams.

Sophomore Jamie Vannoy (78) is tied for 37th, while freshman Priscillia Hunt is tied for 41st with a 7-over 79. Sophomore Alana Soliz (80) is tied for 46th. Senior Kristin Kight struggled to an 8-over 80 to tie for 58th.

The tournament continues with Saturday's second round and wraps up on Sunday with the final round of the 54-hole event. (more)

LSU-Fairwood Invitational

Texas Tech Individual Scores
t2  Brooke Lowrance 72
t37 Jamie Vannoy    78
t41 Priscillia Hunt 79
t46 Alana Soliz     80
t58 Kristin Kight   82

First Round Team Totals
1   Memphis                 296
2   UCLA                    298
3   Mississippi State       301
4   LSU                     302
5   Alabama                 303
6   Arkansas-Little Rock    308
7   TEXAS TECH              309
8   Florida State           312
9   Tulane                  314
10  Missouri                315
11  Southern Illinois       317
    Arkansas                317
13  Mississippi             318
14  UNC Wilmington          326
15  North Texas             335



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