Laura Lonardi leads Baylor at 4-over through 36 holes.
Feb. 24, 2014
New Orleans - The Baylor women's golf team is in 14th place after shooting 21-over-par 597 in 36 holes during Monday's first day of play at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate. Teams played 36 holes on Monday because Sunday's first round was delayed when rain made the course unplayable. BU shot 3-over 291 during Monday's first round and 18-over 306 in the second round.
In the first round, both Hayley Davis and Laura Lonardi shot even-par 72, which tied them for 19th place through 18 holes. Louise Gateau-Chovelon shot 1-over 73 to tie for 29th through one round, and Hadas Libman tied for 40th after a first round of 2-over 74. Natalia Perez shot 9-over 81 in her first trip through the English Turn Golf & Country Club.
In the second round, Lonardi shot 4-over 76 for an overall score of 4-over 148, placing her in a tie for 44th place, and Davis shot 5-over 77 for an overall score of 5-over 149, placing her in a tie for 51st place. Gateau-Chovelon recorded a 9-over 81 to give her an overall score of 10-over 154, Perez shot 1-over 73 for an overall score of 10-over 154, and Libman shot 8-over 80 for an overall score of 10-over 154. Gateau-Chovelon, Perez and Libman are tied for 76th place.
Baylor was tied for sixth place in the 17-team field after shooting 3-over 291 in the first round.
In the first round, the Lady Bears combined to shoot 2-under on two holes: No. 1 and No. 11.
In the second round, Baylor shot a combined 1-under on two holes - No. 2 and No. 6 - and BU was 2-under on one hole - No. 16.
In the first round, all Baylor players had at least one birdie, with Lonardi leading the way with three birdies.
Four of Baylor's five players recorded birdies in the second round, with Lonardi again leading the team with three.
STAT OF THE DAY
17 - The number of total birdies the Lady Bears had through the 36 holes played in Monday's combination of first and second rounds.
"It was a tough day," head coach Jay Goble said. "We got off to a solid start on the first 18 and it all went downhill from there. We all played bad at the same time, and it was playing much easier in the afternoon. We have nothing to lose now, so the plan for tomorrow will be for us to play aggressive and trust in our abilities."
Baylor players begin Tuesday's final round with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. CT. Lonardi tees off from No. 12, Davis from No. 13, Perez and Gateau-Chovelon from No. 14 and Libman from No. 15. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com.