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Rain Forces Cancellation of Women's Golf Tournament




Feb. 24, 1998

TEMECULA, Calif. - The rainy California weather forced the cancellation of the second round of the Pioneer Electronics/Bruin Classic golf tournament. Due to the inclement weather, the tournament has been reduced to 36 holes. The 18-hole final round will begin with a shotgun start at 10:00 a.m. CT.

Texas Tech junior Brooke Lowrance is tied with Oklahoma's Isabelle Blais for first. The two goflers fired rounds of 1-over-par 73 Monday on the par 72, 6,019-yard Menefee Lakes Country Club layout. They lead a group of nine golfers bunched up in second with a 2-over 74.

"Monday, we played in very severe conditions," Texas Tech women's golf coach Jeff Mitchell said. "Wind, rain, cold. The golf course was practically underwater. We actually played pretty well, I thought, considering we play in very little rain. Brooke Lowrance is tied for the lied in the tournament and absolutely played an incredible round of golf. She proved she is an All-America candidate for this year."

The Red Raiders are in ninth out of 18 teams after the first round with a 315 total, 16 shots behind front-running Oregon. Stanford and Tulsa are tied for second at 304. New Mexico State (308) and Arizona State (309) round out the top five.

Texas (312) is tied for sixth with Tennessee, while Nebraska (322) is 12th and Oklahoma (325) is 15th.

Other than Lowrance's 73, only Lubbock sophomore Alana Soliz broke 80, firing a 6-over 78 to tie for 30th. Jamie Vannoy and Beth Covington, each shooting 10-over rounds of 82, are tied for 56th. Senior Kristin Kight, tied for 76th, struggled to a 12-over 84. - TTU -



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