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Nov. 2, 1997

Texas Tech in Seventh at New Mexico State Golf Tourney

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Playing in its final event of the fall season, the Texas Tech University Women's Golf Team is in seventh place after the first round of the Diet Coke-Roadrunner Invitational, hosted by New Mexico State.

Head coach Jeff Mitchell's team fired a first-round, 22-over-par 310 on the par 72, 6,084-yard University Golf Course at Las Cruces. The Red Raiders, one of nine Big 12 Conference teams in the 19-team field, are in seventh place. Host New Mexico State (297) is in first place. Texas (301) is second, Missouri (304) and Kansas are tied for third and Oklahoma State (306) is fifth. Baylor (312) is tied for eighth, while Oklahoma (323) is 13th, Kansas State (324) 14th and Colorado (332) 16th.

Sophomore Jamie Vannoy fired a 4-over 76 and is tied for 19th. Senior Kristin Kight (77) is tied for 24th, junior Brooke Lowrance (78) is tied for 27th, freshman Priscillia Hunt (79) is tied for 34th and junior Beth Covington (81) is tied for 57th. Sophomore Heather Wrede, playing as an individual, fired Tech's best score with a 3-over 75 to tie for 13th after 18 holes.

Kansas' Jamie Tucker and Texas-El Paso's Kristen MacLaren are tied for first after rounds of 1-under 71.

The second round begins Monday at 8:30. The tournament concludes with Tuesday's final round.

Team Results         
1.  New Mexico State    297 
2.  Texas               301 
t3. Missouri            304 
Kansas                  304 
5.  Oklahoma            306 
6.  Texas-El Paso       308 
7.  Texas Tech          310 
t8. Baylor              312
    New Mexico          312
10. Wichita St ate      315
11. SMU                 319
12. Colorado State      320
13. Oklahoma            323
14. Kansas State        324
15. Boise State         331
16. Colorado            332
17. Wyoming             333
18. North Texas         335
19. Lamar               341
Texas Tech Results
t13 38-37=75    Heather Wrede*
t19 37-39=76    Jamie Vannoy
t24 37-40=77    Kristin Kight
t27 37-41=78    Brooke Lowrance
t34 39-40=79    Priscillia Hunt
t57 37-44=81    Beth Covington
* - playing as an individual

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