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Dominguez, Kaufman Selected to Golf World's Preseason Watch List

Kim Kaufman (pictued above) and Gabby Dominguez were both on Golf World's Players to Watch list.

Sept. 6, 2012

Golf World Season Preview

LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech women's golfers Gabby Dominguez and Kim Kaufman will open the 2012-13 season in the same spot as they ended last year's campaign - among the top golfers in the country.

After tying for eighth at last year's NCAA Championships, the Lady Raider seniors were two of 50 golfers nationally named to Golf World's Players to Watch list that is part of the publication's September edition previewing the upcoming season.

The two seniors, who are coming off the two lowest scoring averages in school history, were among five Big 12 players on the list as Texas Tech was the only conference school to have multiple golfers represented.

Dominguez posted the lowest single-season stroke average in school history a year ago after taking 72.8 swings per round. The Chilton, Texas native finished with a team-high nine top-10 finishes along with one tournament crown at the Texas State Challenge.

Kaufman, meanwhile, finished a few strokes back of Dominguez with a 73.0 average. The Clark, S.D. native recorded eight top-10 finishes with four top-5 performances as well.

The two players were named honorable mention All-Americans by both the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) and Golfweek Magazine after their performance at the NCAA Championships. They both also earned All-Big 12 nods and finished among the top 50 players in the final Golfstat rankings.

Texas Tech also received votes in the Golf World/NGCA preseason poll as the Lady Raiders picked up seven points. Oklahoma led three Big 12 schools among the top 25 as the Sooners were ranked 19th, followed by Baylor at No. 20 and Oklahoma State at No. 21.

The Lady Raiders open the 2012-13 season Monday morning at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic being held in Fort Collins, Colo. Texas Tech wrapped the 54-hole, two-day tournament in fourth place a year ago.



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