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May 9, 1998

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The 23rd-ranked Texas Tech University Red Raiders saw their 1997-98 season end with a tie for 16th at the NCAA West Regional Women's Golf Championships.

Tech fired a final-round 314 Saturday and tied with TCU at 51-over 927. Junior Brooke Lowrance, who entered Saturday's final round aiming for an individual berth at the NCAA Championships, struggled to a 9-over 82 and finished in a tie for 40th at 10-over 229.

Top-ranked Arizona, with a 5-under 871, eased to a 15-shot victory over No. 2 Arizona State. Stanford and Tulsa were third at 895, while Texas - the only Big 12 team to qualify for the NCAA Championships - tied for fifth with Southern California at 899. Other qualifying teams include New Mexico (908), New Mexico State (908), Washington (911), Oregon (912) and Oregon State (912). Texas-El Paso's Kristen MacLaren and Missouri's Stefanie Mitchell qualified as individuals.

Oklahoma State (918), in third after two rounds, ballooned to a 323 on Saturday and fell to 13th after firing rounds of 298 and 297 on Thursday and Friday. Missouri (921) finished 15th, while Big 12 champ Texas A&M (937) was 19th.

Arizona State's top-ranked Grace Park claimed the wire-to-wire title by firing an even-par 73 on Saturday en route to a 7-under 212. Texas' Salimah Mussani was the highest Big 12 finisher at sixth with a 2-under 217. Overall, six golfers finished below the 54-hole par of 219, while four others were even at the par 73, 6,093-yard Stanford Golf Course.

Texas Tech sophomore Jamie Vannoy (231) and junior Beth Covington (231) each tied for 50th. Freshman Priscillia Hunt (240) tied for 84th, while senior Kristin Kight (241) tied for 87th. - TTU -

Texas Tech Individual Scores
t40 Brooke Lowrance 75-72-82    229
t50 Jamie Vannoy    74-79-78    231
t50 Beth Covington  77-77-77    231
t84 Priscillia Hunt 82-79-79    240
t87 Kristin Kight   80-81-80    241

NCAA Championships Qualifying Teams 1. Arizona 290-283-298 871 2. Arizona St. 293-297-296 886 3. Stanford 301-296-298 895 Tulsa 293-306-296 895 5. Texas 297-299-303 899 USC 297-302-300 899 7. New Mexico 304-300-304 908 New Mexico St. 303-299-306 908 9. Washington 300-304-307 911 10. Oregon St. 307-294-311 912 Oregon 301-300-311 912

NCAA Championships Qualifying

t13 Kristen MacLaren UTEP 74-72-75 221 t15 Stefanie Mitchell Missouri 73-75-74 222




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