No. 39 Women's Golf Prepping For Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown
Oct. 23, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas - Fresh off a tournament title at the Heather Farr/CU Memorial earlier this month, the No. 39 Texas Tech women's golf team heads to Las Vegas for the 2009 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown being held Oct. 26-28.
"When you get that first tournament tile under your belt, it makes you anxious to go after the second," said Texas Tech head women's golf coach JoJo Robertson. "The girls really played well in Colorado a couple of weeks ago and I hope to see steady improvement next week in Las Vegas."
Texas Tech will be in search of the their second straight tournament title starting on Monday when the tournament begins with a 7:30 a.m. start at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City, Nev. The Lady Raiders will be joined in the tournament field by No. 22 Arizona, No. 44 Arkansas, BYU, Colorado State, No. 14 Florida, No. 49 Idaho, No. 34 Kent State, No. 19 Louisville, Minnesota, No. 47 Missouri, No. 36 Northwestern, No. 37 TCU, No. 32 UC-Davis, No. 41 UNLV and No. 33 Washington.
Junior Alex Gibson, who won the individual title at the Heather Farr/CU Memorial, will play the tournament as Tech's No. 1. Gibson was seeded fifth on the squad at the Heather Farr/CU Memorial but ended up shooting 3-under par to claim her first career tournament championship.
The second round of the tournament will get underway on Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. (PT) and the tournament will conclude on Wednesday with an 8 a.m. (PT) shotgun start. Pepperdine claimed the 2008 Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown with Lisa McCloskey of Pepperdine earning medalist honors.
Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com and complete Texas Tech results will be available each day on www.texastech.com.
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