Lady Raiders Ranked No. 1 in First Golfstat Poll|
Sept. 26, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's golf team debuted in the top spot of the first Golfstat top 25 poll of the season Wednesday, earning the Lady Raiders their highest ranking in program history.
The ranking comes on the heels of a 27-stroke victory at the season-opening Ptarmigan Ram Classic in Colorado where the Lady Raiders finished with their second-largest margin of victory in school history.
"This is a huge step for our program and something that our team has been working towards for a long time," fourth-year head coach JoJo Robertson said. "We have a great group of players this year and I'm fortunate to work with one of the best assistants in the country. I'm excited about what lies ahead."
The Lady Raiders' victory to start the year marked the fifth for Texas Tech under Robertson, who has led the program to the postseason in each of her first three seasons. Kim Kaufman finished second at the event to lead three players in the top five individuals, joining Gabby Dominguez in third place and Beverly Mendoza in fourth.
Washington, Duke, Florida, and Southern California rounded out the top five of the poll that also featured three other Big 12 schools in No. 14 Oklahoma State, No. 16 Texas, and No. 22 Iowa State.
Texas Tech continues its fall campaign early next week when the Lady Raiders tee off at Windy City Collegiate in Golf, Ill. The two-day, 54-hole tournament begins Monday at the Glen View Golf Club.