Lady Raider Golf in Contention at Pacific Coast Intercollegiate|
April 4, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Thanks to a strong second round, the Texas Tech women's golf team enters Tuesday's final round of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate in fifth place following Monday's opening two rounds at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links near San Francisco.
The Lady Raiders fired a 19-over 307 opening round to sit in a tie for eighth entering the afternoon's second round. After a short break, Tech returned to the links to shoot an 8-over 299, the third-lowest card in the second round.
Texas A&M took the first day lead after firing consecutive 10-over 298 rounds to sit five strokes ahead of Oregon and Long Beach State in second place while Colorado trails the two schools by three strokes in fourth place at 28-over-par.
Kim Kaufman led the Lady Raiders throughout the day, firing a 1-over 73 in the morning before coming back to post a 3-over 75 second round. The sophomore finished in a three-way tie for fourth on the individual leaderboard.
The Aggies' Natalie Reeves leads the tournament at even-par, while Lauren Weaver of Northwestern follows a stroke back and Colorado's Emily Talley sits a stroke ahead of Kaufman and two others in third place at 3-over-par.
Gabby Dominguez also enters the final round in the top 20 as she carded a 4-over 76 opening round and a 3-over 75 in the afternoon session. Deborah DeVilla rebounded from a 7-over 79 morning round to finish two strokes behind Dominguez at 9-over for the tournament.
Alex Gibson completed Tech's card after 8-over 80 and 3-over 75 cards. Tech's lone remaining player, Hannah Arnold, wrapped the day one stroke behind Gibson at 12-over for the tournament following 7-over and 5-over rounds.
The Lady Raiders tee off the final round at 10 a.m. (CT) Tuesday morning. Fans can follow all the action at www.golfstat.com.