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Women's Golf Begins Play at LSU Tourney




March 12, 1998

BATON ROUGE, La. - The 20th-ranked Texas Tech University women's golf team faces a talented field when the LSU-Fairwood Invitational Golf Tournament begins on Friday.

"The LSU Fairwood Invitational is a tournament where we have had a lot of success," Texas Tech head coach Jeff Mitchell said. "We won the event in 1993 and '94 and have had strong finishes other years."

Four nationally ranked squads make up the 14-team field that will challenge the par 72, 5,835-yard Fairwood Country Club Friday through Sunday. Seventh-ranked LSU, 19th-ranked UCLA, 24th-ranked Alabama and 26th-ranked Missouri are among the teams vying for the title. Memphis, Mississippi State, Arkansas-Little Rock and Florida State are also among the top 50 women's golf teams.

"This is a great opportunity to see how we stack up against some good East teams," Mitchell said.

Texas Tech's lineup will include senior Kristin Kight, junior Brooke Lowrance, sophomores Alana Soliz and Jamie Vannoy and freshman Priscillia Hunt

"Brooke is playing very well," Mitchell said. "Priscillia Hunt is looking to add to a very impressive fall."

Texas Tech finished ninth in last season's LSU-Fairwood event. Arizona won last year with an 891 total, while host LSU finished second at 904.



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