Kaufman Named Golfweek Magazine's Golfer of the Week|
Kim Kaufman was named Golfweek Magazine's Golfer of the Week Monday afternoon.
Oct. 29, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech senior Kim Kaufman was named Golfweek Magazine's Golfer of the Week Monday afternoon after she claimed her first career individual title last weekend at the Landfall Tradition.
Kaufman fired a tournament-best 5-under 67 opening round on Friday before the final 36 holes were canceled due to thunderstorms caused by Hurricane Sandy. She topped Kelsey Vines of Oklahoma State by two strokes to claim the title and in the process led the Lady Raiders into a tie for third overall.
The performance marked the third time already this year where Kaufman has finished among the top-five individuals. She started out the year as the tournament runner-up at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic and then followed up weeks later by finishing fifth at the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic.
The Clark, S.D. native is off to her best start to a season as she is averaging a team-best 71.5 strokes per round, which has lowered her career average to 74.3 overall. She entered the Landfall Tradition ranked 19th nationally in Golfweek's individual poll.
Kaufman is the first known Lady Raider to ever be honored with Golfweek's weekly award. She had previously been named the Big 12 Golfer of the Month for September earlier this year.
The Landfall Tradition closed the fall schedule for the Lady Raiders, who return to the links Feb. 10-12 for the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan.