Lady Raiders Tee Off Saturday at Ohio State|
April 18, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Texas Tech women's golf team begins its final preparations for the Big 12 Championship this weekend when the Lady Raiders tee off in the Lady Buckeye Invitational on Saturday at The Scarlet Course at Ohio State.
Tech will play the first and second rounds on Saturday followed by the final round on Easter Sunday.
The No. 59 Lady Raiders will be joined by No. 60 Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, No. 38 Kansas, No. 40 Kent State, No. 31 Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio, No. 28 Ohio State, Purdue and Toledo.
Tech is coming off a week off following a ninth place finish at the SMU Dallas Athletic Club Invitational - its fourth top 10 finish this season. The Lady Raiders have won two tournaments this year - their eighth and ninth wins in the last five years under head coach JoJo Robertson.
"This is a great golf course and a strong field," Robertson said. "This week will give us a chance to play all the way into the Big 12 Championship. Our goal is to improve each week and this tournament gives us the opportunity to do that."
The Lady Raiders might be able use recent success and history at the Scarlet Course as a good map for this weekend. The Tech men's golf team finished third last season in the NCAA Central Regional to qualify for the national championship. It's also somewhat of a homecoming for women's golf assistant coach Emily Kuhfeld, who played at Ohio State from 2001-05, and helped the Buckeyes win four Big Ten titles.
"It's an incredible feeling to watch the team play at a place I love," Kuhfeld said. "I had a fantastic college experience here and I am so lucky to be able to share some of it this week."
Tech will tee off at 8:30 a.m. on holes 6-8 alongside Kent State and Purdue. Follow live stats throughout the tournament at www.golfstat.com.