Garcia Secures Fourth Individual Title at Trinity Forest Invitational
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech junior women's golfer Sofia Garcia fired off an 8-under-par 64 and captured the individual title at the Trinity Forest Invitational in Dallas on Tuesday, aiding in a second place finish for the Red Raiders in their season opener.
Garcia matched her own program-record round of 64 from the BYU at Entrada Classic last spring and now boasts the two best rounds in Red Raider history, both coming in the third and final rounds of the tournaments.
"I'm really pleased with our performance this week," head coach JoJo Robertson said. "After a slow start in the first round, we looked like the team we know we can be in the last two. I'm proud of the way they hung in there and fought back. Sofia picked up right where she left off in the spring with a special round."
Tuesday's title is the fourth individual crown for Garcia. Her 8-under performance also set a Trinity Forest Golf Club course record for a woman, breaking the previous mark of 68.
Garcia's round propelled the Red Raiders from fifth place to second and the second-lowest team score of the tournament at a combined 4-under 284 card.
Amy Taylor posted a strong showing this week, as the junior completed play in a tie for 11th at 4-over for the tournament, marking the second-best finish of her career. Freshman Gala Dumez, in her first career appearance as a Red Raider, finished with rounds of 74 and 73 after an opening 76 to conclude the event in a tie for 20th.
Sophomore Anna Dong recorded the ninth top-30 finish of her young career after posting a 9-over performance. Cecilie Nielsen also bounced back on Tuesday, shooting a 73 and moving up nine spots to tie for 31st. Freshman Abby Van Cleave closed out the tournament at 30-over.
The Red Raiders will return to action at the East/West Match Play tournament in Madison, Wisconsin from Sept. 22-24.
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