Lady Raiders Remain in Second Place Entering Final Round|
Gabby Dominguez helped keep the Lady Raiders in contention Tuesday at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
Oct. 16, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - The 15th-ranked Texas Tech women's golf team remained in second place Tuesday at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic following a 17-over-par 305 second round at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.
The Lady Raiders, who shot a 1-over card during Monday's opening round, trail host Oklahoma by 15 strokes heading into the final 18 holes Wednesday after the Sooners were 7-over Tuesday to move to 3-over for the tournament.
Despite the rough round, Tech still leads third-place Coastal Carolina by two strokes. Notre Dame and Kansas round out the top five as the Lady Raiders control a five-stroke advantage over the Fighting Irish and six strokes on the Jayhawks.
"We struggled a little bit coming in today," said Tech head coach JoJo Robertson, whose Lady Raiders were only four strokes back of Oklahoma following the front nine. "We're still in a good spot going into the final round, but we left a lot of shots out there that we'll have to not do tomorrow if we are going to make up ground."
For the second-straight day, Kim Kaufman led the Lady Raiders as she fired a 1-over 73 to drop into a tie for second at 3-under for the tournament. She is one of just five players still under par as the senior trails Notre Dame's Lindsey Weaver by one stroke for the tournament lead after Weaver totaled an even-par second round.
Gabby Dominguez, meanwhile, recovered from a difficult opening round with a 3-over card, moving the senior into a tie for 35th overall at 9-over for the tournament. She is tied with Beverly Mendoza, who completed Tech's final score with an 8-over round.
Kimmy Hill also helped carry the Lady Raiders as she followed an even-par opening round with a 5-over card Tuesday, leaving the freshman in a tie for 18th overall. Hannah Arnold also recorded a 9-over second round to move into a tie for 65th overall.
The Lady Raiders will be paired with Oklahoma and Coastal Carolina during Wednesday's final round which begins with a 9 a.m. shotgun start.