Feb. 25, 2014
NEW ORLEANS - The Baylor women's golf team finished in 13th place after shooting 2-over-par 290 in Tuesday's final round at the Allstate Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate. The Lady Bears finished the tournament with a 54-hole score of 23-over 887, which placed them ahead of four teams, including Texas, No. 47 Georgia, Ole Miss and UTSA.
Both Hayley Davis and Natalia Perez posted the lowest scores for Baylor in the final round, shooting even-par 72. Davis finished in a tie for 45th place with an overall score of 5-over 221, while Perez finished in a tie for 66th place with a 54-hole score of 10-over 226. Perez moved up 10 spots on the leaderboard with Tuesday's round.
Laura Lonardi shot 1-over 73 in Tuesday's final round, helping her finish with an overall score of 5-over 221, which tied with Davis in 45th place. In her second collegiate tournament, Louise Gateau-Chovelon also shot 1-over 73 to give her an overall score of 11-over 227, while Hadas Libman shot 4-over 76, giving her a three-round score of 14-over 230.
Davis and Gateau-Chovelon both moved up six spots on the leaderboard with Tuesday's round, and Perez jumped 10 spots.
Each BU player had at least one birdie in Tuesday's final round, with Laura Lonardi leading the team with four birdies. She had two in the front nine (No. 2 and No. 4) and two in the back nine (No. 14 and No. 15).
Baylor spread their birdies evenly throughout the 18 holes, with six birdies in the front nine and eight in the back nine.
The Lady Bears combined to shoot 1-under on No. 4, No. 6, No. 12, No. 15 and No. 16.
BU had 31 birdies in the 54-hole tournament.
STAT OF THE DAY
6 - The number of holes the Lady Bears shot under par in the final round, including No. 2 where both Lonardi and Davis had birdies to put BU 2-under for the hole.
"We had a better day today," head coach Jay Goble said. "The second round killed us in the tournament. At one point close to the end of the day we had the `round of the day' going, but we struggled to finish. We are going to continue to learn from these experiences and move forward toward postseason."
The Lady Bears play next in Baton Rouge, La., at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic beginning on March 21. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorWGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.