No. 1 Texas Tech Wraps First Day in Eighth at Windy City Collegiate
Kim Kaufman helped Texas Tech finish in eighth after two rounds Monday at the Windy City Collegiate.
Oct. 1, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Kimmy Hill and Kim Kaufman fired 3-over-par and 4-over cards to help No. 1 Texas Tech wrap the first day of the Windy City Collegiate Championship in eighth place at the Glen View Golf Club in Golf, Ill.
The Lady Raiders will enter Tuesday's final round 18 strokes back of tournament leader No. 2 Washington as Tech recorded a 22-over 598 card as a team. Third-ranked Arizona finished two strokes back of the Huskies in second at 6-over.
"We got off to a shaky start today and battled back throughout the day," Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. "We left a lot of shots out there and will work tomorrow to pick up a few and hopefully move up the leaderboard."
Playing in her first collegiate tournament, Hill was poised throughout the day as the freshman fired a 3-over 75 in the morning round before coming back with an even-par card later in the afternoon. The Palm Springs, Calif. native wrapped the day tied for 18th overall.
She was followed by Kaufman, who was consistent throughout the day with 4-over and even-par rounds to finish tied for 21st. Her only major miscue was a triple bogey on the par-4 18th to close the opening round.
Beverly Mendoza and Gabby Dominguez completed Tech's opening-round card with 2-over rounds. The pair struggled during the afternoon, however, as Mendoza shot a 5-over 77 and Dominguez recorded a 6-over 78.
Elin Arvidsson, meanwhile, concluded a difficult first day at 17-over following 82 and 79 rounds. She is the only Lady Raider not among the top 40 individuals as Mendoza is tied for 38th and Dominguez is tied for 40th overall.
Iowa State (+10), Notre Dame (+12), and UC Davis (+5) rounded out the top five followed by Oklahoma State and Northwestern tied for sixth at 16-over-par. Wisconsin ended the day a stroke back of Tech in ninth place while TCU was four back in sole possession of 10th.
Arvidsson will be the first Lady Raider on the course Tuesday as the sophomore will hit the opening tee box at 7:30 a.m. Fans can keep up with the results throughout the day at www.golfstat.com.