April 5, 2014
DALLAS - The Baylor women's golf team kept its spot atop the leaderboard after shooting 9-over-par 297 in Saturday's second round at the Dallas Athletic Club Invitational. BU heads into Sunday's final round with an overall score of 15-over 591, four strokes ahead of second place LSU (+19, 595).
Hayley Davis, Laura Lonardi and Hadas Libman all shot 2-over 74 in the second round, putting Davis in a tie for second place with a 36-hole score of 2-over 146, and placing Lonardi and Libman in a tie for seventh place with identical scores of 3-over 147.
Louise Gateau-Chovelon and Maggie Beth Byers are tied for 28th place at 10-over 154 after Gateau-Chovelon shot 3-over 75 and Byers carded a 6-over 78 in the second round. Emma Carberry is in 82nd place after shooting 10-over 82 for a total score of 22-over 166.
Baylor leads No. 18 LSU (+19, 595) by four strokes and No. 29 North Carolina (+21, 597) by six strokes. Davis is five strokes back of the tournament's individual leader, North Carolina's Elizabeth Mallet (-3, 141).
The Lady Bears shot a combined 3-under on the 13th hole and 2-under on No. 15.
BU combined to shoot 1-under on both the sixth and 11th holes.
Davis led the team with four birdies in the second round--two on the front 9 and two on the back 9.
As a team, the Lady Bears had 13 total birdies in the second round, which gives them 20 total birdies through two rounds.
STAT OF THE DAY
2 - The number of consecutive rounds that Baylor has led in the Dallas Athletic Club Invitational. This is the only time this season that Baylor has led a tournament after both the first and second rounds. The Lady Bears are looking for their first tournament title since winning the Hurricane Invitational on Feb. 5, 2013.
"They did pretty well today," head coach Jay Goble said. "Hayley and Laura and Hadas all shot 74, and the weather was not great today, but they went out there and played well. Our theme for the week has been to never give up and fight for every shot even when conditions are tough. Every shot counts. They fought really hard the whole day."
Sunday's third and final round is an 8:30 a.m. CT shotgun start. Lonardi and Davis both start on No. 1, Libman tees off from No. 2, and Byers and Gateau-Chovelon will being on the third tee. Carberry will tee off from No. 17. Live scoring is available on www.GolfStat.com.