LUBBOCK, Texas – The Texas Tech women's golf team resumes its spring slate Monday morning at the inaugural Bruzzy Challenge hosted at the Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas, just outside of Dallas.
The tournament is hosted by North Texas and will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start Monday. The first 36 holes will be played Monday followed by the third and final round Tuesday morning.
This will be the Red Raiders' second tournament in the state of Texas this spring and the sixth overall this season. Tech previously played in the Lone Star State in each of its four fall tournaments as well as the Dickson Invitational in late February.
Tech is also no stranger to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex as the Bruzzy Challenge will be the second of three tournaments this season held in the North Texas area. The Red Raiders previously finished fourth this fall at the Trinity Forest Invitational hosted by SMU and will travel later this month to the Dallas Athletic Club for the Big 12 Championships on April 20-22.
The Bruzzy Challenge lineup is dominated by schools from the state of Texas as over half of the 16-team field is located in the Lone Star State, including No. 26 Houston and No. 38 Texas A&M as well as SMU, TCU, UTSA, Texas State, host North Texas and UT Arlington.
Looking for their third top-five finish over the past month, the Red Raiders will be the fifth-highest ranked team in the field as Tech is currently No. 50 in the latest Golfstat poll. Tech trails both Houston and Texas A&M as well as No. 42 BYU and No. 49 San Diego State.
Representing the Red Raiders this week will be seniors Gabby Barker and Lauren Mason as well as junior Mami Yamamoto and freshmen Amy Taylor and Louisa Brunt. Tech has used the same five-person lineup in each of its four tournaments so far this spring.
Yamamoto, Mason and Brunt all ranked among the top-30 individuals during Tech's last tournament at the Briar's Creek Invitational. Yamamoto sunk four birdies over her last 10 holes to place in 28th, while Mason finished in a tie for 14th and Brunt wasn't far behind in a tie for 20th overall.
Tech will be paired with both TCU and Kansas State during Monday's opening round. Live scoring for the Bruzzy Challenge will be available throughout the tournament at Golfstat.com.
Dates: April 2-3, 2018
Format: Stroke play, 54 holes; 36 holes on Monday, 18 holes on Tuesday
Tee Times: 8:30 a.m. (CT) shotgun start (Mon.-Tues.)
Site: Maridoe Golf Club (Carrollton, Texas)
Host School: North Texas
Course par and yardage: Par 72, 6,335 yards
Tournament Field (Golfstat Ranking): Houston (26), Iowa State (34), Texas A&M (38), BYU (42), San Diego State (49), Texas Tech (50), SMU (53), Missouri (59), TCU (60), Kansas State (67), UTSA (72), Texas State (100), Iowa (107), North Texas (114), Boston College (131), UT Arlington (208).