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Nov. 4, 1997

Raiders Conclude Fall Slate with Third-Place Finish

Finish is Best of Fall Season

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State, claiming a wire-to-wire victory, beat Oklahoma State by two shots and Texas Tech by eight strokes in the Diet Coke-Roadrunner Invitational.

Host New Mexico State fired a three-day, 54-hole total of 30-over 894 on the par 72, 6,100-yard University Golf Course. Oklahoma State overtook Texas Tech for second place with a final-round 292 and total of 896. Texas Tech, with its best finish of the fall season, concluded with a 902 to finish third.

Texas (906) finished fourth, Missouri (915) sixth, Kansas (932) seventh, Oklahoma (938) ninth, Kansas State (945) 12th, Baylor (947) 13th, and Colorado (974) 15th.

Texas Tech junior Brooke Lowrance fired a final-round 2-over 74 and finished tied for third with three others at 224, seven shots back from New Mexico State's A.J. Eathorne. Eathorne shot a 2-under 70 on Tuesday and coasted to a six-shot victory over Texas' Laura Blessey (220) with a 2-under 214.

Red Raider Sophomore Jamie Vannoy and senior Kristin Kight tied for 12th at 226. Freshman Priscillia Hunt tied for 20th at 229. Junior Beth Covington tied for 55th with a three-day total of 239. Sophomore Heather Wrede, who was playing as an individual, tied for 29th with a 231.

Team Results                                Tech Individual Results
1.  New Mexico State    297-296-301=894     BrookeLowrance  78-69-74=221 t3
2.  Oklahoma State      306-298-292=896     Jamie Vannoy    76-76-74=226 t12
3.  Texas Tech          310-291-301=902     Kristin Kight   77-72-77=226 t12
4.  Texas               301-304-301=906     Priscillia Hunt 79-74-76=229 t20
5.  New Mexico          312-309-292=913     Beth Covington  81-76-82=239 t55
6.  Missouri            304-303-308=915     *HeatherWrede   75-77-79=231 t29
7.  Kansas              304-313-315=932     *- participated as an individual
8.  Texas-El Paso       308-310-318=936
9.  Oklahoma            323-312-303=938
10. SMU                 319-308-317=944
    Wichita State       315-312-317=944
12. Kansas State        324-311-310=945
13. Baylor              312-317-318=947
14. Colorado State      320-320-318=958
15. Colorado            332-323-319=974
16. North Texas         335-326-332=994
17. Lamar               341-328-331=1000
18. Boise State         331-342-329=1002
19. Wyoming             333-340-333=1006

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