LUBBOCK, Texas – All five members of Texas Tech’s lineup signed for an even-par or better round Monday as the No. 22 Red Raiders closed their fall slate with a fifth-place finish at the Jim West Challenge hosted at the Kissing Tree Golf Club in San Marcos. 


The Red Raiders combined for a 7-under 281 final round to close their stay at 13-under for the event, two strokes back of Florida State in fourth place and three from Miami in third. Oklahoma State ran away with the team title at 39-under followed by TCU seven strokes back of the Cowgirls. 


Gala Dumez recorded the low round of the day for the Red Raiders en route to her second top-five finish of the season after a 4-under 68 final card. Dumez, who finished 9-under for the tournament, matched her highest finish of the season, tying for fourth overall, her same result from only a few weeks ago at the Blessings Collegiate. 


Dumez drained five birdies on the day, including three over her final six holes, to move up the leaderboard late in the round. Tech had 19 birdies as a team during the final round, giving the Red Raiders 50 for the tournament, the bulk of which that came at the par-5 locations or the par-4 18th. Tech ranked tied for second only behind Oklahoma State among the 15-team field by combining to shoot 23-under at the par-5 holes. 


Outside of Dumez, Tech also received a 2-under final round from Chiara Horder, continuing her strong play early in her collegiate career. Horder finished in a tie for 21st place at 3-under for the week, one stroke better than Amy Taylor, who was 1-under, herself, over the final 18 holes. 


Anna Dong and Chelsea Romas both chipped in even-par final rounds to close the tournament. Dong was tied for 37th on the individual leaderboard at 3-over for the tournament, while Romas was one stroke back in a tie for 41st overall.


The Jim West Challenge closed Tech’s fall slate as the Red Raiders will resume their 2021-22 schedule Feb. 13-14 at the Columbia Classic held in Melbourne, Florida. The Red Raiders will host a match play event April 3-4 as part of their spring slate, bringing in the likes of Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Tulsa to The Rawls Course.