Nov. 1, 2011
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The 23rd-ranked Baylor women's golf team narrowly missed winning its third consecutive tournament, finishing second Tuesday in its fall finale at the Alamo Invitational. The Lady Bears, who shot 5-over 869, finished three strokes behind host and tournament champion, UTSA.
Baylor, which placed either first or second in its final three fall tournaments, finished 11 strokes ahead of third-place Texas A&M, 14 strokes ahead of Kentucky and 15 strokes ahead of Nebraska.
"Tuesday's final round was challenging with it being windier than the previous rounds," head coach Jay Goble said. "Coupled with tougher pin placements, we still played well, but still think we could have played better."
Freshman and 29th-ranked Hayley Davis posted her third second-place finish of the fall, shooting 2-under (70-70-74=214). The Hailsham, England, native finished one stroke behind individual medalist Fabiola Arriaga of UTSA. Senior Chelsey Cothran, ranked 72nd nationally, notched her third consecutive top-five finish, tying for fifth at even-par 216.
"Hayley (Davis) is one of the best golfers in the country," Goble said. "She was in contention to win from start to finish and is as consistent as they come. To finish second three times in four events is very impressive."
Senior Valerie Sternebeck recorded her career-first top-10 finish, placing eighth with a 2-over 218. Senior Jaclyn Jansen tied for 27th overall at 8-over 224, while freshman Stani Schiavone tied for 51st at 15-over 231.
"We had an outstanding fall and our performances these last few months have given our team a tremendous amount of confidence heading into the spring," Goble said. "The girls believe they are one of the top-ranked teams in the nation and can compete with anyone.
"We are a little disappointed with how we finished Tuesday, but we have the confidence to play our game and do a lot of great things in the spring. I'm very proud of how our team played in the fall."
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