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Sept. 25, 1997

Texas Tech tied for tenth after first day at New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Texas Tech women's golf team is tied for 10th after the first day of the Dick McGuire Invitational, hosted by the University of New Mexico.

Tech trails front-running UCLA (300) by 10 shots after a first-day, 18-over-par 310 on the par 73, 6,069-yard Championship Golf Course. TCU (302) is second, UCLA and Pepperdine (304) tied for third, and Washington (305) is fifth after the first day. The 54-hole tournament continues tomorrow and concludes on Saturday.

Texas A&M (306) is tied for sixth with host New Mexico. Oklahoma State (310) and SMU are tied with Tech for 10th. Oklahoma (311) is 13th, Texas (314) is 14th, Kansas (315) 15th and Nebraska (321) 16th.

Texas Tech freshman Priscillia Hunt, who tied for first at the Jeannine McHaney Memorial in Lubbock, is tied for 19th with Red Raider sophomore Jamie Vannoy. Both golfers fired 3-over rounds of 76. They trail Northern Arizona's Louise Davis by five shots. She fired a 2-under 71 and leads by one shot over three other golfers.

Junior Brooke Lowrance (78) is tied for 39th, while Lubbock sophomore Alana Soliz (80) is tied for 57th. Senior Amy Marsh (82) is tied for 74th.

The 17-team field includes five teams ranked among the MasterCard Collegiate Golf Rankings. UCLA is ranked No. 9, Texas A&M No. 12, New Mexico is tied for 14th, TCU is No. 18 and Oklahoma State is tied for 25th.

Other teams include Brigham Young, Kansas, Lamar, Nebraska, Northern Arizona, Oklahoma, Pepperdine, SMU, Texas-El Paso, USC and Washington. Tech Tech received two votes in the latest poll.

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