Lady Raider Golf Faces Final Tune-Up in Florida
April 8, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's golf team faces its final test before the Big 12 Championships later this month when the Lady Raiders tee off at the Pirates and Knights Invitational Monday morning in Melbourne, Fla.
The two-day tournament, which is being held at the Suntree Country Club, opens with 36 holes on Monday before the final 18 are played Tuesday.
The Lady Raiders, who are coming off their second tournament title of the year at the Mountain View Collegiate, are the highest ranked squad in the 15-team field as Tech enters the tournament at No. 30 in the latest Golfweek poll.
Prior to this year, no Tech squad had previously won multiple tournaments in a season since 1995-96. The Lady Raiders will be looking to match the school's single-season record for team titles in a season that was set during the 1993-94 campaign.
Tech will have to navigate a challenging field to do so. Led by No. 32 Purdue, the field consists of six schools besides Tech that are ranked among the top 60 in the Golfweek poll and another five that are among the top 100 overall.
The Lady Raiders will once again be looking to follow the junior tandem of reigning Big 12 Golfer of the Month Gabby Dominguez and Kim Kaufman, who are both on pace to shatter the school's single-season stroke average record.
Dominguez, who owns the current record of 74.7 from her freshman season in 2009-10, is currently averaging 72.2 strokes per round with Kaufman trailing closely behind with a 72.3 average. Both players have been in the top 10 of each of Tech's last three tournaments.
The tournament begins with a 7:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start Monday morning. To keep up with the results as they happen, fans can log onto www.golfstat.com throughout the day.