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May 5, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas -
The 46th-ranked Texas Tech women's golf team has arrived in Greenville, N.C. and will open up play in the 2010 NCAA East Regional hosted by East Carolina University on Thursday morning at the Ironwood Country Club.
Texas Tech is making its first NCAA regional appearance since the 2008 season and it marks the first under the regime of first-year head coach JoJo Robertson.
"I can't begin to express how proud I am of this group," said Robertson. "We have a very young team that has responded to some great leadership by our upperclassmen. They came into the year with their backs against the wall and have all been very coachable and as a coach that is all you can ask for. We are in a tough field but I feel good about our chances to advance as long as we take the right approach."
The storyline of the 2010 season has undoubtedly been the play of three outstanding freshmen who will again be cast into the limelight this weekend in North Carolina. Kim Kaufman (Clark, S.D.), Beverly Mendoza (Mandaluyong City, Phillipines) and Gabby Dominguez (Chilton, Texas) have been at the forefront of this year's squad as the three players have combined for five top 10 finishes since the start of the fall season.
Dominguez leads the team with four top 10 finishes, including one tournament championship as she brought home medalist honors from the Mountain View Collegiate at the end of March. Dominguez is averaging a score of 74.7 per round with a low round score of 69 fired in the third round of the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic on Sept. 15.
Senior Rosalyn Kim has been the lead anchor for this year's squad and is coming off a seventh place finish at the Big 12 Championships held April 23-25 in Norman, Okla. Kim has two top 10 finishes under her belt this year and is one of just two upperclassmen on this year's team alongside junior Alex Gibson. Gibson, owner of two top 10 finishes this season, is the only player on this year's team with NCAA experience as she was one of five players on Tech's tournament squad in 2008.
Live statistics of all three rounds can be followed daily at www.golfstat.com.