No. 11 Texas Tech Aims for Repeat Performance in Arizona
Hannah Arnold and the Lady Raiders open the Notre Dame Clover Cup Friday morning.
March 7, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - Just over a week after winning the Westbrook Spring Invitational title, the 11th-ranked Texas Tech women's golf team returns to the state of Arizona this weekend for the Notre Dame Clover Cup held at the Longbow Golf Club in Mesa.
The tournament, which begins with 18 holes on Friday, is the first of two for the Lady Raiders over Spring Break as Tech will also compete in the Mountain View Collegiate on March 15-16, marking their third-straight event held in Arizona.
Tech will look to repeat its performance from the Westbrook Invitational where the Lady Raiders rallied during the back nine to top Arkansas by five strokes for their second tournament title already this season.
The Lady Raiders fired an 11-under-par 277 final round that marked the program's lowest 18-hole card in school history. The score was also the lowest 18-hole total in tournament history as well.
Kim Kaufman once again led the way as the second-ranked player currently in the country totaled five birdies on the back nine en route to a 6-under 66 final round and second place individual finish. It was the fifth time in just six events this year where Kaufman has finished among the top-five players and the third time she has finished as the runner-up.
Arvidsson is coming off her best career finish as she wrapped the Westbrook a stroke back of Kaufman in fourth place. Arnold, meanwhile, fired a 4-under final round to move into a tie for 15th overall with Mendoza.
The Lady Raiders will be one of three Big 12 schools in the 16-team field, joining No. 3 Oklahoma and Kansas. Tech came in fourth at the event a year ago after Dominguez finished tied for sixth with Kaufman two strokes back in 10th overall.
Live scoring will be available throughout the three-day, 54-hole event at www.golfstat.com.