April 13, 2010
Complete Results | Video Recap
- Sophomore Jaclyn Jansen
notched her first career collegiate victory to help lead the Baylor women's golf team to its first win of the season Tuesday at the Baylor Spring Invitational. Jansen, who birdied No. 18 to seal the victory, is the first Lady Bear to claim medalist honors since senior Hannah Burke
did it at the 2007 Challenge at Wolfdancer.
The Lady Bears won by 11 strokes for its first team tournament title since claiming the Susie Maxwell-Berning Classic in spring 2009. Oklahoma shot 51-over (297-313-305=915) to finish in second, while Texas Tech (308-308-308=924), Oregon (310-314-302=926) and UALR (301-314-312=927) rounded out the top five in third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
"I really think the 17th is the hole that we played really, really well coming into the wind that won it for us," Baylor head women's golf coach Sylvia Ferdon said. "My heart was in my throat the whole back nine because it's always the back nine that will win it for you."
Four Lady Bears finished the tournament in the top 10. Jansen, who entered Tuesday's final round with a one-shot lead, took home individual medalist honors by two strokes, finishing at 4-over (71-74-75=220). UALR's Mallory Fraiche finished second overall at 6-over (69-77-76=222), followed by Ellen Mueller of Oklahoma in third at 7-over (73-76-74=223).
"I was really nervous the first two holes, but after that, I calmed down a little bit and said `I've got a lot of golf left, anything could happen'," Jansen said. "I just started swinging it a little better, (gained) more confidence and kinda turned it around right there."
Burke tied the school record with her 12th career top-five finish with a fourth-place showing. Burke shot 8-over (78-73-73=224) for the tournament and now has 20 career top-10 finishes - one shy of the school record. Both Lene Hafsten-Morch and Chelsey Cothran tied for seventh with identical scores of 14-over (77-77-76=230).
"It seems like every tournament this spring, she's (Jaclyn Jansen) gained confidence," Ferdon said. "She's a very strong ball-striker, a great athlete, one of the best I've ever coached. And to have her win today, starting out a little shaky again and being in that position to have that opportunity, is just great."
Karianne Hillaas tied for 37th overall at 24-over (78-85-77=240). Individuals Melanie White, Jordan Rhodes and Dina O'Brien finished 57th, 65th and 75th, respectively.
The Baylor women's golf team will travel to Norman, Okla., for the Big 12 Women's Golf Championship. The University of Oklahoma will host the championship for the first time April 23-25 at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.
|BAYLOR SPRING INVITATIONAL