The scoring rating has the Red Raiders at 68.62 in the system with Georgia Tech at No. 1 with a 68.41 and Wake Forest at 68.45. Individually, Andy Lopez is ranked No. 11 in the Golfweek ratings (67.62) after beginning the season with a tournament win and a third-place finish. He is currently the top-ranked player in the Big 12. Tech currently 7-0 against top-25 opponents this season and 11-0 against teams in the top-50. Oklahoma is fourth in the ratings followed by North Carolina.
Texas Tech previously soared up the Bushnell/Golfweek Coaches Poll to No. 6 after opening the season by winning The Carmel Cup and the Iverness Intercollegiate to begin the 2019-20 season. The Red Raiders were ranked No. 18 in the preseason poll before earning a pair of first-place team titles and individual championships from senior Sandy Scott and junior Andy Lopez.
Scott shot 14-under-par for a one-stroke individual championship and the Red Raiders were at 16-under to complete a comeback for The Carmel Cup team title at the season-opening tournament at the Pebble Beach Golf Links. Scott closed out the win by shooting 7-under in the final round without a bogey on Sept. 1. Texas Tech earned the Iverness Intercollegiate team title earlier this week after recording a final round of 12-under-par on Tuesday and Lopez securing a co-championship at 2-under-par at the 54-hole tournament at the Iverness Club. Lopez, who played the tournament as an individual and was coming off a third-place finish at The Carmel Cup, earned the first collegiate win of his career after shooting 73-68-70 – 211 with 12 birdies.
The Red Raiders now have two fall tournaments remaining on their schedule, first this weekend at the Big 12 Match Play in Houston from Oct. 11-13 and then the Tavistock Collegiate on Oct. 20-22 in Orlando, Florida.