Lady Raiders in a tie for sixth place at 3-under par

LUBBOCK, Texas The play of senior Rosalyn Kim and freshman Beverly Mendoza got the 46th-ranked Texas Tech women's golf team off to a good start today as the Lady Raiders are tied for sixth place after the first round of the 2010 NCAA East Regional at the Ironwood Country Club in Greenville, N.C.

Texas Tech finished 3-under par this afternoon and finds itself in a three-way tie with East Tennessee State and Tulane heading into tomorrow's second round.  As a team, Tech shot 285 on the day, which tied for the second lowest round of the season, and is just five strokes behind Auburn who leads the field at 8-under.

"I couldn't be happier for the way we started today," said Texas Tech head coach JoJo Robertson.  "We have been stressing over the last few tournaments the importance of getting off to a fast start and we did that last week at Big 12's and then again today.  When we got to the course this morning all five of them looked ready to go and they certainly were."

Senior Rosalyn Kim and freshman Beverly Mendoza led the way as both are in a 10-way tie for 10th place after posting rounds of 70 on the first day.  Kim and Mendoza are six strokes behind tournament leader Nina Muehl of East Tennessee State who logged a first round score of 64.

Gabby Dominguez is just two strokes behind teammates Kim and Mendoza as she shot 72 in the first round and is in a tie for 30th.

The Lady Raiders have drawn an 8 a.m. (ET) tee time for the second round on Friday and will begin at the 10th hole.  Live scoring of tomorrow's round can be tracked at