No. 1 Texas Tech Finishes Eighth at Windy City Collegiate
Kim Kaufman fired a 1-over card Tuesday to lead Texas Tech during the final round.
Oct. 2, 2012
Facing a tough field that included No. 2 Washington and No. 6 Arizona, the Lady Raiders fired a 15-over-par 303 final round, four strokes higher than their total from the first and second rounds where Tech combined to shoot 22-over.
The performance kept Tech in eighth place as Arizona claimed the tournament title at 15-over, four strokes up on the second-place Huskies. All seven teams ahead of the Lady Raiders are currently ranked in the top 35 of the first Golfstat poll of the season.
"This wasn't the result we were looking for heading into the tournament," Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. "But, this will make us better as we focus on what we need to do to improve. We had a lot of good play from each player throughout the tournament and we will look for a better result in a couple weeks."
Kaufman led the Lady Raiders over the final 18 holes as the senior fired a 1-over 73 card that left her 5-over for the tournament and tied for 14th overall. It was Kaufman's second top-20 performance so far this season after she finished second at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic in September.
Hill, meanwhile, finished in a tie for 20th overall after a 4-over final round that was her highest in the tournament. It was the best finish for a Tech freshman in her college debut since Kaufman concluded the 2009 Ptarmigan Ram Classic tied for eighth.
Gabby Dominguez rebounded from a challenging first day with a 2-over final card moved the senior to 10-over for the tournament and in a tie for 30th overall. Beverly Mendoza completed Tech's card with an 8-over card while Elin Arvidsson turned in a 9-over final round.
The Lady Raiders will take just over a week off before returning to the links in Norman, Okla. for the Suzie Maxwell Berning Classic. The three-day tournament begins Oct. 15 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.