Nov. 13, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas - Kim Kaufman became the first Texas Tech golfer to garner a No. 1 ranking earlier this week when the senior moved to the top spot of the Golfweek Magazine individual rankings.
Kaufman was previously No. 2 in the poll after closing the fall season with her first career victory at the Landfall Tradition in late October. It was the highest ranking ever for a Tech golfer at the time.
The Clark, S.D. native wrapped the fall averaging a team-best 71.5 strokes per round as she has been among the top 15 individuals in all four events, with three of those being top-five finishes.
In the team rankings, the Lady Raiders fell two spots to No. 20 in the poll that features three other Big 12 teams among the top 25 in No. 2 Oklahoma, No. 11 Oklahoma State and No. 24 Iowa State.
The Lady Raiders open the 2013 spring slate on Feb. 10-12 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic held annually in San Juan.