Men's & Women's Golf Eyeing Big 12 Tournament

Both the No. 46 Red Raiders and No.29 Lady Raiders head off to compete for a Big 12 title this weekend. What does the field look like for each squad, Weston Wilson reports.

Lady Raiders Riding Momentum into Big 12 Tourney

 

The Texas Tech women's golf team will head to Lawrence, Kansas to take on nine other Big 12 teams for the conference title on Friday as well.

 

The 29th-ranked Lady Raiders have had a solid season, winning both the Texas State Challenge in Austin on November 7-8 as well as the MountainView Collegiate in Tuscon, Arizona on March 23-24.

 

After the MountainView Collegiate, the Lady Raiders turned in a second place finish at the Knights and Pirates Invitational on April 9-10, which was the last time Tech hit the links in competition.

 

The Big 12 conference championship is up for grabs and no dominant team stands out. 

 

Texas A&M, Oklahoma State and Baylor rank 16th, 17th and 18th respectively, all three as well as the Lady Raiders have a legitimate shot at the Big 12 title.

 

Tech junior Gabby Dominguez was named Big 12 golfer of the month in consecutive months in March and April- a first for any Texas Tech golfer, male or female. 

 

Dominguez will be looked at for leadership going into the Big 12 conference championship as well as NCAA championships. 

 

The format for the women's Big 12 championship is a bit different than the men's as Friday, Saturday and Sunday consist of 18 holes each day. 

 

As a four seed, the Lady Raiders will matched up with third seeded Baylor and will start at 8:40 a.m. on Friday. Saturday and Sunday's pairings will be announced later in the week.

 

Tough Field Lies Ahead for No.46 Red Raiders in Big 12 Tourney

The Red Raiders golf team will head to Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas on Friday to compete for a Big 12 Conference Championship against nine other conference members.

 

Texas Tech had fielded very competitive squads the last two years, coming in fourth place in the Big 12 tournament and reaching the men's college golf championships both years. 

 

The 47th-ranked Red Raiders will have tough competition as No.1 Texas, No.13 Texas A&M, No.27 Oklahoma State and No.29 Baylor will all be vying for the Big 12 conference title.

 

Oklahoma State has dominated the Big 12 men's golf tournament recently with five straight conference titles and two national championships since the year 2000.

 

With the field of competition littered with top 30 teams, head coach Greg Sands will have to look towards freshman standout Clement Sordet to provide a jumpstart this weekend for the Red Raiders.

 

Sordet finished ninth at the Aggie Invitational this past weekend with a six-over par score, marking his fifth Top 10 finish of the season.

 

The format for the three-day stroke play championship starts out with 36 holes on Friday followed by 18 holes on Saturday and is rounded out by another 18 holes on Sunday.   The lowest four scores out of five players will be taken from each team.  Individual and team champions will be crowned on Sunday.

 

Tech will kick off the tournament at 8:45 a.m. this Friday and will be paired with Oklahoma players in terms of highest to lowest rank on each team.  Saturday and Sundays times and matching's will be announced later this week.


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