Lady Raiders Move Up Three Spots During Windy City Final Round|
Kim Kaufman finished a stroke off the lead Wednesday.
Oct. 4, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - No. 17 Texas Tech moved up three spots during the final round of the Windy City Collegiate Championships Tuesday as Kim Kaufman led the way with a third place finish at the Glen View Golf Club in Golf, Ill.
The Lady Raiders, who entered the day in 14th place after a rough second round yesterday, shot their best collective round of the tournament, finishing with a 2-over 290, over 10 strokes less than their two rounds from Monday. Tech wrapped the three-round tournament at 38-over-par.
Tech's solid play began with Kaufman as the junior recorded her second-straight 1-under 71 round, finishing just a stroke back of tournament champions Isabelle Boineau of Arizona and Oklahoma State's Kelsey Vines.
Kaufman notched birdies on two of her final four holes, pushing Tech even further up the leaderboard while securing her second-straight top-10 finish in the process.
While Kaufman was scorching the course for the second-straight day, the rest of Tech's lineup recovered from a difficult second round.
After combining to shoot 19-over on Monday, Elin Arvidsson rebounded to match Kaufman for Tech's lowest round of the day, finishing 1-under as well thanks to three birdies on the day. The round marked Arvidsson's lowest so far in her young career.
Beverly Mendoza came close to a top-20 finish as the sophomore wrapped the tournament in a tie for 25th following a 1-over final round that left her 9-over for the week. Gabby Dominguez finished three strokes back of Mendoza at 12-over for the tournament after firing a 3-over 75 final round.
Hannah Arnold, meanwhile, made a return to the course as she withdrew from yesterday's second round after experiencing foot soreness. She overcame a rough start to the round to finish 5-over on the day.
Oklahoma State held on to its first day lead, surviving a final round rally from Arizona to take the tournament title. The Cowgirls finished a stroke ahead of the Wildcats at 18-over and two strokes in front of third-place Ohio State.
The Lady Raiders face less than two weeks off before returning to the links Oct. 16-18 for the Suzie Maxwell Berning Classic in Norman, Okla.