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Women's Golf Tied for Fifth at Big 12 Championships




April 24, 1998

NORMAN, Okla. - The 25th-ranked Texas Tech University women's golf team is tied for fifth place, 16 shots behind front-running No. 11 Texas A&M after the first round of the Big 12 Conference Women's Golf Championships.

Junior All-America candidate Brooke Lowrance is in contention after one round thanks to a 3-over-par 76 in the windy conditions surrounding the par 72, 6,013-yard Jimmie Austin University of Oklahoma Golf Course.

Texas A&M's Isabelle Rosberg fired an impressive 1-over 73 and leads four golfers by two shots. Lowrance and three others are three shots off the pace. In all, eight golfers are within three shots of the lead.

Texas A&M fired an 11-over total of 299 and leads 12th-ranked Oklahoma State (306) by seven shots and defending champion and 13th-ranked Texas (311) by 12. Oklahoma (313) is fourth while No. 29 Missouri (315) is tied with the Raiders in fifth.

All five of Texas Tech's golfers are among the top 40 in the 60-player field. Senior Kristin Kight's 7-over 79 put her in a tie for 18th. Sophomore Jamie Vannoy and freshman Priscillia Hunt are tied for 22nd after rounds of 8-over 80. Junior Beth Covington carded a 10-over 82 to tie for 37th.

The 54-hole tournament continues with tomorrow's 18-hole second round beginning at 8:00 a.m. The Red Raiders will begin teeing off at 9:30 and continue every nine minutes until 10:06.

Texas Tech Individual Scores
t6   Brooke Lowrance 36-40=76
t18  Kristin Kight  38-41=79
t22  Jamie Vannoy  39-41=80
t22  Priscillia Hunt  39-41=80
t37  Beth Covington  41-41=82

Team Scores 1 Texas A&M 299 2 Oklahoma St. 306 3 Texas 311 4 Oklahoma 313 5 Texas Tech 315 Missouri 315 7 Nebraska 322 8 Kansas 329 9 Colorado 331 10 Iowa St. 336 11 Kansas St. 337 12 Baylor 340



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