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Lady Raiders Head into Tuesday's Final Round in 10th Place
 

 
Freshman Ulrika van Niekerk is tied with fellow freshman Megan Dowdy for the team lead after round two of the event
 
Freshman Ulrika van Niekerk is tied with fellow freshman Megan Dowdy for the team lead after round two of the event
 

April 3, 2006

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - The Texas Tech women's gold team opened play at the Northwestern Invitational on Monday and the Lady Raiders sit in 10th place after turning in a team score of 600 during the first two rounds of the event at the Gary Player Signature Course at the Westin Mission Hills Resort.

Freshmen Megan Dowdy and Ulrika Van Niekerk paced Tech on Monday, each firing a two-round total of 148 to end the day in a tie for 27th place. Fellow rookie Gloriana Soto sits in a tie for 49th place after opening play with a 154, meanwhile, senior Ashley Slavich is just one shot back in 53rd place with a tournament total of 155.

Junior Marla Troester will look to improve on her 67th place finish after day one in Tuesday's third and final round.

Texas Tech at the Northwestern Invitational 

Player Final 1st Rd 2nd Rd 3rd Rd Total Rank Megan Dowdy +4 73 75 - 148 t27th Ulrika Van Niekerk +4 75 73 - 158 t27th Gloriana Soto +10 77 77 - 154 t53rd Ashley Slavich +11 76 79 - 155 t53rd Marla Troester +16 86 74 - 160 t67th

 

 

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