Feb. 15, 2011
SORRENTO, Fla. – The Baylor women’s golf finished 11th while two Lady Bears placed in the top 25 Tuesday in the final round of the UCF Challenge.
While shooting its highest score of the tournament, Baylor moved up two spots from Monday’s finish. The Lady Bears finished the tournament at 39-over 903, two stokes behind 10th-place UTSA. Coastal Carolina won the tournament by one stroke, finishing with a 3-over 867, ahead of No. 14 Tulane (4-over 868) and No. 37 Minnesota (5-over 869).
The Lady Bears, ranked No. 50 in the latest Golfstat standings, finished ahead of No. 31 Ole Miss and No. 47 East Carolina. Kentucky’s Ashleigh Albrecht and Minnesota’s Teresa Puga shared individual medalist honors as both finished the tournament at 8-under 208.
“I’m not happy with how Tuesday unfolded,” head coach Sylvia Ferdon said. “We shot higher in the final round which doesn’t make sense.
“I’m hoping that now having this tournament under our belt will help us prepare for next week’s Central District Invitational,” Ferdon said. “We need to work on our mindset and learn how to finish off a round.”
Chelsey Cothran posted her best finish of the season, tying for 11th place at 1-over 217. Fellow junior Jaclyn Jansen was Baylor’s other top-25 finisher with a final tally of 5-over 221, good for a 22nd place tie.
“Jaclyn (Jansen) and Chelsey (Cothran) both had good tournaments,” Ferdon said. “To me, their play was really solid.”
Jordan Rhodes finished tied for 62nd at 18-over 234, while freshman Kaylin Terry tied for 72nd. Lene Hafsten-Morch carded her lowest round of the UCF Challenge with a 77 Tuesday, finishing tied for 80th at 23-over 239.
Baylor will return to the Sunshine State next week for the Central District Invitational, which will be held Feb. 21-22 in Parrish, Fla.