Texas Tech closed the opening day of the Cowgirl Classic in first place Thursday
LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech women’s golf team closed the first day of the Cowgirl Classic at the Karsten Creek Golf Club sitting in first place with three Red Raiders ranked among the top-five individuals.
As a team, Tech finished the morning round at a 10-over-par 298 and followed with a 5-over card in the afternoon to build a five-stroke lead over second-place Baylor. Tech, which enters the final round with the tournament lead for the first time this season, controls a 12-stroke advantage over host Oklahoma State in third place and a 15-stroke lead over North Texas in fourth.
Gala Dumez, who opened with a 1-over 73 and then followed with an even-par 72, sits in third place overall individually. Dumez dropped a combined eight birdies on the day after sinking four in each round.
Anna Dong and Sofia Garcia were right behind as they both finished tied for fourth place. Dong wrapped the day at 2-over with a 3-over 75 in round one and a 1-under 71 later in the day. Garcia signed for back-to-back rounds at a 1-over 73.
Amy Taylor also ranks tied for 26th on the individual leaderboard at 13-over for the tournament, while Cecilie Nielsen is at 17-over and in a tie for 37th place. Pyrene Delample, playing as an individual, sits in 49th place at 32-over.
Tech is set to tee off Friday’s final round with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start.