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Gabby Dominguez missed the cut Friday at the U.S. Women's Open.
(Photo courtesy of John Weast.)

July 6, 2012

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech golfer Gabby Dominguez missed the cut at the U.S. Women's Open Friday following a 2-over 74 second round at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisc.

The junior, who was making her first career major championship appearance, finished 10-over for the tournament, five strokes back of the cut line to advance to the weekend. She finished tied for 95th in the 156-player field.

"I hit the ball great both rounds, but my short game and my putting were my Achilles heel," Dominguez said. "I've learned from these two days that I have the length and accuracy to become a successful player, but my short game needs work in order to become a real contender for winning professional titles."

For the second-straight day, Dominguez opened the round with an early birdie, this time at the par-4 4th. It was her only birdie during the round as she pared 12 of her first 13 holes.

The final stretch proved troublesome, though, as she bogeyed three of the final five holes, moving from just outside the cut line to out of contention late. Only three of the 28 amateurs in the field advanced to the weekend.

"This experience has helped me develop a lot of confidence for playing well in future college and amateur tournaments," Dominguez said. "There's a lot of hard work to be done but I'm committed to becoming a better player not only for myself but for my team this coming year."

Lydia Ko recorded the lowest two-round card from the amateur ranks as she is 2-over and tied for 29th entering Saturday's third round. Suzann Petterson maintains the overall lead with a one-stroke advantage over Michelle Wie and Cristie Kerr.

 

 

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