Lady Raiders Fall to Fourth Place at Big 12 Championships|
Gabby Dominguez wrapped the second day of the Big 12 Championships tied for eighth overall.
April 20, 2013
AMES, Iowa -The Texas Tech women's golf team fell to fourth place Saturday at the Big 12 Championships after an 8-over-par 296 second round at The Harvester in Rhodes, Iowa.
The Lady Raiders, who led the tournament after 18 holes on Friday, are just seven strokes back of leader Baylor, which climbed the leaderboard over the second round following a 2-under second round.
Oklahoma State and host Iowa State are a stroke back of the Lady Bears in a tie for second place at 30-over for the tournament. Tech is now 36-over, four strokes up on fifth-place Oklahoma.
"We still have a chance to win the tournament, and that's our message to our players," Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. "The weather was much better today and I hoped that would result in a few more birdies. A good start tomorrow will put us right back in contention so that's what we will hope for."
The Lady Raiders played through cold and rainy conditions on Friday which caused high scores throughout the nine-team field. Tech's second-day card was 20 strokes better than its opening round score.
Beverly Mendoza recorded Tech's lowest score on the day with an even-par 72 that moved the junior into a tie for 15th overall. She is one of three Lady Raiders among the top-20 individuals, joining Kim Kaufman and Gabby Dominguez.
Kaufman and Dominguez are both tied for seventh at 7-over for the tournament after Kaufman fired a 4-over 76 second round while Dominguez was just 1-over, a five stroke improvement from the day before.
The Lady Raiders are expected to tee off the final round at 8:50 a.m. Sunday morning. Tech will be paired with Oklahoma and TCU over the final 18 holes.