April 26, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - The Baylor women's golf team sits in the middle of the pack in fifth place after shooting 11-over-par 299 in Saturday's second round at the Big 12 Women's Championship at UT Golf Club. Baylor heads into Sunday's final round with an overall score of 20-over 596.
Laura Lonardi leads Baylor after shooting 2-over-par 74 on Saturday, placing her in a tie for fourth place at even-par (144) overall, and four strokes behind tournament leader Natalie Karcher (-4, 140) from Texas. Natalia Perez (+5, 149) shot 1-over 73, placing her in a tie for 13th place, and Hayley Davis (+8, 152) is tied for 26th place after shooting 6-over 78. Louise Gateau-Chovelon (+9, 153) shot 3-over 75 to tie for 31st place, and Hadas Libman (+10, 154) carded a 5-over 77 for her second straight day and is in 37th place.
Baylor heads to the final round at the tournament 13 strokes back of leader Oklahoma (+7, 583). The Lady Bears also trail Texas (+10, 586), Kansas (+16, 592), and Iowa State (+19, 595), and Baylor is in front of Texas Tech (+25, 601), Kansas State (+28, 604), Oklahoma State (+30, 606) and TCU (+40, 616).
Baylor had 11 birdies during the second round, giving it a total of 19 for the tournament.
As a team, Baylor shot 1-under-par on No. 1 and No. 5.
Lonardi, Perez, Davis and Libman have recorded four birdies each through the first two rounds.
Libman and Perez each had 13 pars in the second round.
Perez is tied for third in par-3 scoring at 2.88 for the tournament.
Lonardi is in a two-way tie for the lead in par-5 scoring average at 4.50 - she is also tied for fifth in the tournament field with 25 pars.
STAT OF THE DAY
3 - the number of birdies Gateau-Chovelon had during the second round of the Big 12 Women's Golf Championship, which led all Lady Bears. Gateau-Chovelon had birdies on No. 2, No. 5 and No. 10.
"Laura is playing very solid golf, and she has worked on her putting all afternoon after the round," head coach Jay Goble said. "She is going to putt well tomorrow and have a great day."
Baylor players begin Sunday's final round on the first hole at 8:50 a.m. CT. Libman tees off first, followed by Gateau-Chovelon at 9 a.m., Davis at 9:10 a.m., Perez at 9:20 a.m. and Lonardi at 9:30 a.m. The Lady Bears will be paired with players from Texas Tech and Iowa State in the final round. Live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.