Texas Tech Claims Lady Aztec Invitational Title


LUBBOCK, Texas - Jackie Ey (San Antonio, Texas/Churchill) fired a final round and career-best 69 to help propel Texas Tech to the team title of the Lady Aztec Spring Invitational in Lake San Marcos, Calif.
Ey, who finished in a fifth-place tie with a two-round total of 152, recovered from a first-round 83 to lead Tech, and her final-round 69 ties the third-lowest round recorded in school history. All five Lady Raider golfers finished among the top 20 in the 78-player field.
Kim Kolb (Sioux Falls, S.D./O'Gorman) and Hazel Tan (Sarasota, Fla./Bradenton Academy) tied in 11th place with a pair of 154s, while Sheila Mendez (El Paso, Texas/Franklin) finished a shot back in a 13th-place tie. Megan Hull (Mansfield, Texas/Mansfield) rounded out the Tech scoring with a 156 and tied in 16th place.
The team title is the first for Tech since winning the Baylor-Tapitio Springs Shootout last spring, and also marks the first top-10 finish of the 2002-03 season for Tech. The win also is the second under third-year head coach Stacey Totman.
Round 1 leader Kansas (613) finished four shots back in second, followed by tournament host San Diego State (620) and CSU-Northridge (620) in third. Colorado State (622), Sacramento State (630), UC-Riverside (637), Weber State (647), Cal Poly (651) and Portland (665) close out the top 10.
Wyoming (666), CSU-San Marcos (670), Southwest Missouri State (671), CSU-Monterey Bay (683) and Wichita State (702) finished 11th through 15th, respectively.
Kansas' Jennifer Bawanan won the individual title by one stroke.
Texas Tech next competes in the Central Regional Invitational in Parrish, Fla., Feb. 24-25.