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NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional
Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club - Norman, Okla.
May 9 - 11, 2013
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May 9 Tee Times - Hole 1
7:30 a.m. Beverly Mendoza
7:41 a.m. Hannah Arnold
7:52 a.m. Elin Arvidsson
8:03 a.m. Gabby Dominguez
8:14 a.m. Kim Kaufman
May 10 Tee Times - Hole 10
11:50 a.m. Hannah Arnold
12:01 p.m. Elin Arvidsson
12:12 p.m. Beverly Mendoza
12:23 p.m. Kim Kaufman
12:34 p.m. Gabby Dominguez
May 11 Tee Times - Hole 10
8:36 a.m. Hannah Arnold
8:47 a.m. Elin Arvidsson
8:58 a.m. Beverly Mendoza
9:09 a.m. Kim Kaufman
9:20 a.m. Gabby Dominguez


1 p.m., Monday, May 13

IN HER OWN WORDS: KIM KAUFMAN

Senior Kim Kaufman will be remembered as one of the best women's golfers at Texas Tech for quite some time. She rose to the No. 1 ranking earlier this season and will go down with a 74.0 scoring average - just .01 better than teammate and fellow senior Gabby Dominguez for the all-time record at Texas Tech.

Kaufman, although disappointed she would not make a return trip to the NCAA Championship this season after finishing as an All-American in 2012, did take a great memory away from the 2013 NCAA Central Regional - her first hole in one in 10 years.

"Well, my plan was to hit it about ten feet left - to the center of the green...but as soon as I hit it, I knew I pushed it a bit but it was right on line with the pin and was holding straight so I knew I was going to get away with it. I watched it land right next to the other girls ball, and before I knew it it just disappeared into the hole. It was one of those times where you weren't really sure of what you saw or how to react. It was great to have Emily there because the other girls in my group were less than enthusiastic. Most importantly, it was so nice to have our media guy and a photographer there because the only ever hole in one during a post season round by a Texas Tech golfer in the history of Texas Tech intercollegiate sports will forever be preserved on film."


Kim Kaufman and assistant coach Emily Kuhfeld celebrate on the No. 6 tee box after Kaufman hits a hole in one on Saturday, May 11 at the 2013 NCAA Central Regional Championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.


Kim Kaufman holds up her hole-in-one ball on the No. 6 green at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.


7 a.m., Saturday, May 11

Updated tee times above for Saturday's final round at the NCAA Central Regional Championship in Norman, Okla. The girls will tee off alongside Arizona State and Coastal Carolina as the 4th, 5th and 6th place teams. You can click on the player's names in the top box to go directly to their scorecard during the tournament and don't forget to follwo the on course coverage on twitter @traviscram. Click on the photo below to see pictures by photographer John Weast from yesterday's second round.


Kim Kaufman had three birdies in her second round Friday on her way to a 1-over par 73 at the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional Championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.


10 p.m., Friday, May 10

FRIDAY NOTES

You could easily say that it was an up and down day for Texas Tech on Friday in the second round of the NCAA Central Regional Championship at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla. And that is exactly how Gabby Dominguez and Beverly Mendoza scored so well. Both were able to get up and down several times on Friday including an incredible save by Mendoza on the par 5, 5th hole, sinking her par putt from around 24 feet away. Dominguez' scorecard was what some golfers will call "boring" - and boring is great at this level. She bogeyed the first hole then rattled off 16 pars and one birdie. A big help - starting the round on the back nine and getting some of the tougher holes into the wind out of the way. Tech will do the same Saturday morning, beginning at 8:36 a.m. with Hannah Arnold. Elin Arvidsson (+8) will go next at 8:47 a.m., followed by Mendoza (+3) at 8:58 a.m., then Kim Kaufman (+3) at 9:09 a.m. with Dominguez (+1) teeing off in the final spot at 9:20 a.m.

TOUGH STRETCH

Holes 16 through 18 proved to be some of the toughest for Texas Tech on Friday. They played as the team's seventh, eighth and ninth holes after teeing off on No. 10 to start the day and a change in wind did not help matters. The team played the three holes at 11-over par total. But the good part about a tough stretch like that is having plenty of holes to score on. The girls proceeded to rattle off six birdies over the next six holes and go 4-under par the rest of the way.

LOW ROUND PICKS THE FOOD

A fun tradition with the team is that the low round of the day picks the dinner spot and usually a dessert as well. It was a barbeque kind of day for Gabby Dominguez after her even round of 72 on Friday. Then a special treat for her and her teammates at Braum's.


The girls enjoy a treat at Braum's after their second round at the NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional Championship.


11 a.m., Friday, May 10

Updated tee times above for Friday's second round at the NCAA Central Regional Championship in Norman, Okla. The girls will tee off in order of reverse finish from yesterday with the highest score starting. Hannah Arnold (+5) will tee off at 11:50 a.m. followed by Elin Arvidsson (+3), then Beverly Mendoza (+2), Kim Kaufman (+2) and Gabby Dominguez (+1). You can click on the player's names in the top box to go directly to their scorecard during the tournament and don't forget to follwo the on course coverage on twitter @traviscram.


Sophomore Elin Arvidsson will tee off at 12:01 p.m. Friday in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.


3 p.m., Thursday, May 9

Texas Tech finishes the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional at the Jimmie Austin Golf Club in Norman, Okla. The Lady Raiders shot 8-over par (296) as a team led by senior Gabby Dominguez who shot a 1-over 73. Click the photo below to check out photos from today's opening round. (Photos by John Weast).


Senior Gabby Dominguez talks with Texas Tech head coach JoJo Robertson on Thursday during the first round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Golf Central Regional at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course in Norman, Okla.


11 a.m., Wednesday, May 8

For JoJo Robertson, Thursday is a date her team has been looking forward to since early August.

Texas Tech, making its fourth-straight postseason appearance, will tee off the NCAA Central Regional Thursday morning with the first of three rounds at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club in Norman, Okla.

"We're very excited and looking forward to getting started Thursday morning," said Robertson, who is the only coach in school history to lead a team to the postseason in four-straight seasons. "We've played this course many times, so I think our team knows what to expect. Hopefully it will be a good week for us."

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Beverly Mendoza will be the first Lady Raider to reach the No. 1 tee box Thursday morning.


6:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 7

The Lady Raiders have arrived in Norman! The team made the 342 mile drive from Lubbock to Oklahoma on Tuesday afternoon and began to get ready for their practice round tee time at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.


The team arrives at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Course for the 2013 NCAA Central Regional in Norman, Oklahoma.

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