Tough Final Round Drops Tech to Fifth at Big 12 Championships|
Kimmy Hill posted Texas Tech's lowest final round score Sunday at the Big 12 Championships.
April 21, 2013
AMES, Iowa - Texas Tech struggled throughout the final round of the Big 12 Women's Golf Championships Sunday as the Lady Raiders dropped to fifth place after recording a 31-over-par 319 card at The Harvester in Rhodes, Iowa.
The final round score was Tech's highest during the three-day, 54-hole tournament as the Lady Raiders entered the day just seven strokes back of then-tournament leader Baylor.
Oklahoma State used a tournament-best 11-over final round to claim the team title, topping the Lady Bears by two strokes after Baylor finished 14-over over the last 18 holes. Baylor's Lauren Taylor claimed medalist honors as she finished 3-under for the tournament.
Oklahoma used a 25-over round to rally and edge the Lady Raiders for fourth place. Tech's fifth-place performance matched its best-ever finish under head coach JoJo Robertson.
Kimmy Hill provided Tech's lowest final round score as the freshman fired a 5-over 77 that left her in a tie for 39th overall. Gabby Dominguez, Beverly Mendoza and Elin Arvidsson completed Tech's card with 79, 81 and 82 rounds.
Dominguez finished tied for 13th in her final appearance at the conference tournament. She finished 13-over for the tournament, four strokes better than fellow senior Kim Kaufman, who fired an 11-over 83 final round to finish 20th overall.
Mendoza and Arivdsson both concluded the tournament just outside the top 20 as Mendoza was in a tie for 22nd while Arvidsson finished tied for 25th overall.
The Lady Raiders will now wait to hear their postseason fate as NCAA Regional selections will be announced at 8 p.m. on April 29. Tech will likely be heading to the postseason for the fourth-consecutive season.