LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech women's golf team put together its best round of the weekend to wrap the Betsy Rawls Invitational in seventh place Sunday following an even-par 288 card at the UT Golf Club.
Tech boasted three players at even-par or better over the final 18 holes en route to closing the two-day event at a 23-over 887, which was four strokes better than Big 12 counterpart Kansas in the eight-team field. The round was easily Tech's best of the weekend and marked its first this season at even-par or under.
Cecilie Nielsen and Louisa Brunt both signed even-par 72 cards to end as Tech's top-two finishers with Nielsen in a tie for eighth individually and Brunt in sole possession of 29th place. For Nielsen, it was the second top-10 showing of her career as she finished 3-under for the tournament following three rounds at even-par or better.
Amy Taylor carded the lowest round of the day among Tech's lineup as she sank three birdies and limited herself to only one bogey on her way to a 2-under card. Sofia Garcia added a 2-over round to complete Tech's final-round score, while Pyrene Delample was 10-over to round out the lineup.
Anna Dong, meanwhile, came close to the lowest round of her career as she posted a 3-under 69 round thanks in part to three birdies over her first five holes. Dong, who was playing as an individual, concluded the tournament at 1-under overall and in a tie for 14th place.
Baylor ran away with the tournament title after combining to shoot 14-under over the final 18 holes to move to 22-under for the tournament, 11 strokes better than second place Texas. Oklahoma was the only other school under-par for the tournament as the Sooners finished in third place at 8-under followed by Iowa State at 9-over, TCU at 13-over and North Texas at 15-over.
The Red Raiders will take just over a week off before resuming their fall slate at the Cowgirl Classic hosted by Oklahoma State. The two-day event runs Oct. 22-23 at Karsten Creek in Stillwater.