Lady Raiders Fall to Eighth to Conclude UTSA Alamo Invitational|
Kim Kaufman finished 3-over Tuesday during the final round of the UTSA Alamo Invitational.
Nov. 1, 2011
LUBBOCK, Texas - Following one of its best rounds of the season, the 20th-ranked Texas Tech women's golf team was unable to provide a repeat performance Tuesday, dropping to eighth place during the final round of the UTSA Alamo Invitational.
The Lady Raiders ripped through the Briggs Ranch Golf Club in San Antonio Monday, firing a 5-under card that was the second-lowest of the day. Things quickly changed Tuesday, though, as Tech finished with a 23-over 311 score that matched its season high and sent the Lady Raiders reeling after starting the day in fifth place.
"It was a hard round for us today," Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. "Things didn't go our way for the most part, but we'll look forward to next week and try to finish the fall season the way we want to in Austin."
Kim Kaufman posted Tech's lowest round with a 3-over 75 card that left her a stroke out of the top 10 for the first time all season. The junior was sitting at even-par through 15 holes before bogeying the final three en route to finishing 3-over for the tournament and in a tie for 13th overall.
The Lady Raiders used only four scores over the final 18 holes as Deborah DeVilla added a 4-over round while Beverly Mendoza and Elin Arvidsson finished with 7-over and 9-over cards, respectively. Tech's lone remaining player, Gabby Dominguez, was disqualified late in the round.
Backed by the lowest score of the day, tournament-host UTSA claimed the team title as the Roadrunners finished 2-over and three strokes ahead of second-place Baylor. Tech wrapped the tournament 27-over and five strokes back of Texas State for seventh place.
The Lady Raiders return to the links in less than a week at the Texas State Challenge. The two-day tournament runs Nov. 7-8 at Onion Creek Country Club in Austin.