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Oct. 23, 1997

Women's Golf in Contention at Stanford

STANFORD, Calif. - The Texas Tech women's golf team, behind an even-par 73 from junior Brooke Lowrance, is tied for ninth place afte rthe first round of the 54-hole Stanford Women's Intercollegiate Tournament.

Head coach Jeff Mitchell's team fired a first-round 302 on the par 73, 6,190-yard Stanford Golf Course. The Red Raiders are seven shots off the pace set by Oregon (295). Stanford (296) is second and New Mexico State (298) is third. Arizona, LSU and Oregon State are tied for fourth (299). Oklahoma State (295) is tied with Tech in ninth, while Texas A&M (305) is 11th.

"We finally got a round where we didn't have to use someone's 80," Mitchell said. "We played very well today. I am excited about the way we hit the ball. We are ahead of some teams that we have to contend with throughout the season. We are in good position going into the second round."

Lowrance is tied for seventh, three shots behind LSU's Lisette Lee, who fired a 3-under 70. Texas Tech Freshman Priscillia Hunt shot a 1-over-par 74 and is tied for 13th, while senior Kristin Kight (76) is tied for 35th. Sophomore Jamie Vannoy (79) is tied for 60th and Beth Covington (80) tied for 70th.

Saturday's second round begins at 10:00 a.m. CT. The tournament wraps up with Sunday's final round at 10:30 CT.

School  Scores                  Texas Tech Scores
1.  Oregon              295 +3  t7.  Brooke Lowrance    35-38=73    E
2.  Stanford            296 +4  t13. Priscilllia Hunt   36-38=74    +1
3.  New Mexico State    298 +6  t35. Kristin Kight      38-38=76    +3
t4. Arizona             299 +7  t60. Jamie Vannoy       38-41=79    +6
t4. LSU                 299 +7  t70. Beth Covington     37-43=80    +7
t4. Oregon State        299 +7
t7. Ohio State          300 +8
t7. Arizona State       300 +8
t9. Texas Tech          302 +10
t9. Oklahoma State      302 +10
11. Texas A&M           305 +13
12. Indiana             312 +20
t13. Washington State   314 +22
t13. New Mexico         314 +22
15. Washington          318 +26
16. California          319 +27
17. SMU                 321 +29

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