Dominguez, Kaufman Earn Another All-American Honor
June 11, 2012
This is the second All-American accolade for the pair this season after the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) also named them to the honorable mention squad immediately following the NCAA Championships.
Texas Tech was the only Big 12 school to have multiple players represented on the teams as a total of six conference student-athletes made one of the publication's four squads. Oklahoma's Chirapat Jao-Javanil was the highest-rated player in the conference as the sophomore's NCAA individual title earned her a selection to the third team.
Both Kaufman and Dominguez finished tied for eighth at the NCAA Championships, wrapping the best two individual seasons in school history. It was the highest finish for any Tech player at the national tournament.
Already the school's single-season stroke average record holder, Dominguez snapped her own mark with a 72.8 average that was nearly two strokes better than her total of 74.7 from her 2009-10 freshman year. She finished among the top 10 nine times on the year with five top-five performances, including medalist honors at the Texas State Challenge.
Kaufman, meanwhile, finished with a 73.0 stroke average that was highlighted by eight top-10 performances, including four in the top five. The Clark, S.D. native was also named to the Capital One Academic All-American teams last week.
Dominguez and Kaufman are both scheduled to participate in several of the country's top amateur tournaments throughout the summer, beginning with the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship in Neshanic Station, N.J. that runs June 18-21. Dominguez will also play in the U.S. Women's Open July 5-8 in Kohler, Wisc.