GREENSBORO, N.C. — Matias Dominguez shot a 1-over 73, three teammates followed with 74s and Texas Tech remained in contention to advance going into the final day of the NCAA Greensboro Regional men’s golf tournament.
The Red Raiders, who opened with a 294 on Thursday, added a 295 Friday and are in sixth place among the 14 teams, one stroke below the cut line. Tech players, grouped with those from Auburn and Lamar, tee off starting at 6:55 a.m. CDT today.
Six NCAA regionals are being conducted simultaneously across the country. From each, the top five teams and the two low-scoring individuals not on those teams advance to the NCAA championships May 29-June 3 at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Tech is trying to make it out of regional for the fifth time in seven years.
Liberty has a six-stroke lead in the Greensboro Regional, and then eight teams are bunched within 10 shots, vying for the other four berths.
Tech is 13 back of Liberty and 10 behind SMU. The Red Raiders are within three of Florida and one of Auburn and Lamar, needing to pass one of those teams.
Tech’s five players all are in the top 40 in the 75-player field. Henry Todd and Clement Sordet both shot 74 in round two and are in a five-way tie for 18th at 3 over par. Dominguez, Esteban Restrepo and Finley Ewing IV are among eight players tied for 33rd at 6 over.
Restrepo shot 74 Friday, and the Red Raiders were able to discard Ewing’s 78.
NCAA GREENSBORO REGIONAL
at Grandover Resort, Greensboro, N.C.
Friday’s Second-Round Results
Team totals: 1. Liberty, 283-293—576; 2. SMU, 288-294—582; 3. Florida, 299-287—586; 4. (tie) Auburn, 296-292—588, Lamar, 295-293—588; 6. Texas Tech, 294-295—589; 7. Tulsa, 293-297—590; 8. Indiana, 298-293—591; 9. Duke, 301-291—592; 10. Nevada-Las Vegas, 293-304—597; 11. Louisiana-Lafayette, 295-305—600; 12. Charlotte, 303-304—607; 13. George Washington, 312-310—622; 14. Mount St. Mary’s, 311-317—628.
Medalist: 1. Matt Schovee, SMU, 67-70—137; 2. Robert Karlsson, Liberty, 70-69—139; 3. (tie) Blayne Barber, Auburn, 73-68—141; Vaita Guillaume, Campbell, 70-71—141; 5. (tie) Blake Biddle, Nevada-Las Vegas, 70-73—143, MJ Daffue, Lamar, 70-73—143.
Texas Tech: Henry Todd, 73-74—147; Clement Sordet, 73-74—147; Matias Dominguez, 77-73—150; Esteban Restrepo, 76-74—150; Finley Ewing IV, 72-78—150.
■ LCU softball
GULF SHORES, Ala. — Lubbock Christian University won a game, but lost its season.
Kim Frazier drove in four runs, and Sarah Mendez provided four-hit pitcing as No. 5 LCU tripped No. 21 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 6-2 Friday, evening the Lady Chaparrals pool-play record at 1-1 in the NAIA softball tournament.
Later Friday, however, No. 18 Indiana-Southeast shut out No. 12 Union (Tenn.) 3-0, clinching the pool’s spot in bracket play that starts next week. Indiana-Southeast improved to 2-0 in the tournament and holds the head-to-head tiebreaker on LCU with its 7-5 victory Thursday. Both have one pool game remaining.
The Lady Chaps’ last game of the season is at 3:30 p.m. today against Union.
LCU (55-8) erased a 1-0 deficit in the third inning Friday when Mendez singled home a run and Frazier added a two-run single. Consecutive infield singles by Maddie Johnson, McKenzie Clemmons and Brittany Kent set the table for the three-run inning.
In the fifth, Kent singled, stole second and scored on a base hit from Frazier.
LCU tacked on two insurance runs in the seventh. Frazier had a two-out RBI single, and Andrea Argee scored her with a double off the fence in left-center field.
Mendez (21-1) started out shaky in her national tournament debut, walking two in the first inning and having a run score on a passed ball. Then she settled down and struck out the side — the first of her 13 strikeouts.
Leadoff batter Emily Priar walked leading off the first for Lindsey Wilson (46-13) and scored on the passed ball. Priar added an RBI single in the seventh.
LCU 6, LINDSEY WILSON (KY.) 2
LCU 003 010 2 — 6 12 0
Lindsey Wilson 100 000 1 — 2 4 1
Mendez and Coats; Krupinski, Hood (3) and Cox. W—Mendez (21-1). L—Krupinski (4-3). 2B—LCU, Argee. Records: LCU 55-8, Lindsey Wilson 46-13.
■ LCU, Wayland golf
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Lubbock Christian University and Wayland Baptist both shot their second-best rounds of the NAIA women’s golf championships on the final day, helping LCU finish seventh and Wayland 10th. There were 28 teams in the tournament.
The Lady Chaparrals’ Anna Schopp carded a 75 Friday and placed 16th individually, playing four rounds in 10 over par. Wayland’s Sarah Helly (75) and Morgan Matchett (79) tied for 29th at 19 over.
LCU’s next best score came from Shelbye Hill, who closed with a 76 and tied for 38th at 22 over.
The University of British Columbia won its second team title in three years and its fourth overall. The Thunderbirds won by two strokes after trading the lead throughout the final round with Savannah (Ga.) College of Art & Design.
Individual medalist was Megan Woodland from the University of Victoria, which is also in the Canadian province of British Columbia. She finished even for the four days.
NAIA WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS
at Link Hills Golf & Country Club
Friday’s Final-Round Results
Top 10 teams: 1. University of British Columbia, 305-299-304-303—1,211; 2. Savannah College of Art & Design, 310-295-304-304—1,213; 3. Embry-Riddle (Fla.), 308-304-308-295—1,215; 4. William Woods (Mo.), 303-304-310-307—1,224; 5. Shorter (Ga.), 298-308-310-315—1,231; 6. Oklahoma Christian, 302-314-309-313—1,238; 7. Lubbock Christian, 301-318-315-308—1,242; 8. Oklahoma City, 318-300-312-313—1,243; 9. Northwood (Fla.), 304-315-322-308—1,249; 10. Wayland Baptist, 304-319-320-312—1,255.
Medalist: 1. Megan Woodland, Victoria (British Columbia), 73-70-76-73—292; 2. Anna Arrese Cortadellas, Oklahoma Christian, 74-73-73-73—293; 3. Jamie Palermo, William Woods (Mo.), 73-74-75-73—295; 4. Jessica Schiele, Oklahoma City, 77-68-75-76—296; 5. (tie) Connie Pitenis, Embry-Riddle (Fla.), 77-72-74-74—297; Kylie Barros, British Columbia, 79-73-72-73—297.
LCU: Anna Schopp, 73-78-76-75—302; Shelbye Hill, 75-82-81-76—314; Rachael Dansby, 79-81-80-76—316; Sinae Montoya, 74-77-86-81—318; Macalee Lane, 89-87-78-85—339;
Wayland Baptist: Sarah Helly, 76-76-84-75—311; Morgan Matchett, 73-79-80-79—311; Ayne Magombe, 73-81-77-82—313; Nathalia Valencia, 82-83-79-76—320; Krisann Earp, 88-90-84-92—354.