March 22, 2014
Baton Rouge, La. – The Baylor women’s golf team finished in eighth place after shooting 10-over-par 298 and 21-over-par 309 in Saturday’s second and third rounds at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic. The Lady Bears finished with a final score of 49-over 913 through 54 holes. Saturday’s second round was combined with Sunday’s final round due to Sunday’s inclement weather.
In the second round, Louise Gateau-Chovelon shot even-par 72, Laura Lonardi shot 2-over 74 and Hayley Davis shot 3-over 75. Hadas Libman completed the team score with a 5-over 77, and Natalia Perez shot 9-over 81. Maggie Beth Byers, who was playing as an individual, shot 4-over 76. As a team, BU scored 10-over 298 at the end of the round for a total score of 28-over 604, and the Lady Bears were in fifth place heading to the final round.
Davis and Gateau-Chovelon finished tied for 25th place with scores of 12-over 228 after shooting 8-over 80 and 9-over 81, respectively, in the final round. Libman finished in 41st place after shooting 5-over 77 for a final score of 16-over 232, and Perez shot 2-over 74 to put her in 52nd place overall with a final score of 19-over 235. Lonardi was just one stroke behind Perez in 53rd place, shooting 6-over 78 for an overall score of 20-over 236. Byers shot 7-over 79 in the third round to give her an overall score of 14-over 230, giving her a career-best 33rd place finish.
- Over the second and third rounds, the Lady Bears had 27 birdies and 1 eagle. with 11 birdies in the second round and 16 in the third round.
- Baylor tied for third in the 15-team field with 16 birdies in the third round.
- Hayley Davis tied for seventh in par-5 scoring in the third round at 4.75.
- Maggie Beth Byers placed 33rd in her third collegiate tournament, 32 spots better than her previous best finish.
STAT OF THE DAY
2 – The number of total eagles for the Lady Bears in the tournament, including one from Laura Lonardi in the first round and one from Natalia Perez in the second round. BU was one of three teams to have two eagles in the event.
“Today did not go as planned,” head coach Jay Goble said. “If you take your hands off the wheel for a second on this golf course it will punish you, and that is more or less what happened to us today. I don't think the team played terrible this week, but we were not focused enough to compete for the tournament. We have a short time before our next event at SMU, and we are going to compete and put a lot of focus on our short games.”
The Lady Bears head to Dallas to play in the Dallas Athletic Club Invitational, which runs April 4-6. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorWGolf on twitter for more updates throughout the season.