Lady Raider Golf Heads to North Carolina|
Oct. 21, 2010
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech women's golf team will look to challenge one of the toughest fields of the year as it completes its fall schedule this weekend with the Landfall Tradition at the Pete Dye Course in Wilmington, N.C.
Coming off a fifth place finish at the Lady Northern Invitational a little over a week ago, Tech will look for another strong performance against one of the tougher fields it has faced so far. Among the 18 teams entered, Tech will challenge Big 12 rivals Texas and Oklahoma State along with 13 other schools who earned an NCAA Regional berth a year ago.
Beverly Mendoza finished a team-best 15th overall at the Lady Northern after firing an even-par final round. Kim Kaufman and Deborah DeVilla both finished the tournament in a tie for 25th, ending Kaufman's streak of two-straight top-five finishes to start the season.
Tech has finished among the top-five teams in both of its last two tournaments with a third-place performance at the Windy City Collegiate in early October and a fifth-place finish at the Lady Northern Invitational.
For the first time this season, the Lady Raiders will be in a three-day tournament with regular tee times set for Friday and Saturday before a shotgun start for Sunday's final round. The Pete Dye Course played host to last year's NCAA Women's Golf Championships.
The Lady Raiders are slated to tee off at 8:30 a.m. Friday morning from hole No. 10. Fans can keep up with the action through the live stats application on www.golfstat.com.