Kaufman Completes First Round at Women's British Open|
Former Lady Raider Kim Kaufman is 6-over after her first round at the Women's British Open.
July 11, 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Former Texas Tech women's golfer Kim Kaufman completed her first round of the Ricoh Women's British Open on Thursday at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, United Kingdom and etched her name in the history books at Texas Tech.
Kaufman becomes the first Lady Raider to ever qualify and compete in the Women's British Open.
"I am so excited for Kim to be competing in the British Open and making her first major championship appearance," Tech head coach JoJo Robertson said. "Kim has the game for LPGA major championships. She is very accurate, a great putter, and doesn't make a lot of mistakes, which tends to fair well on tough golf courses and in tough conditions. Kim has proven that she can compete at the highest level."
The two-time All-American is in a tie for 98th after a 6-over par 78 on the first day. Kaufman posted two birdies, eight bogeys and eight pars in tough conditions on Thursday. The Royal Birkdale course is playing at 6,458 yards and at a 72-par.
She will need to stay around 6-over par through her second round if she hopes to make the cut for the weekend.
Kaufman has already bagged a second win on the Symetra Tour earlier this year and a top-five finish on the LPGA Tour at the North Texas LPGA Shootout in May, securing a spot on the LPGA Tour the rest of the 2014 season.