Laura Lonardi reacts to sinking a putt.
April 27, 2014
AUSTIN, Texas - Baylor's women's golf team jumped two spots to third place after shooting even-par 288 in Sunday's final round at the Big 12 Women's Championship at UT Golf Club. Baylor finished the 54-hole tournament at 20-over 884.
Laura Lonardi had the best individual finish for the Lady Bears, tying for fourth place after shooting even-par 72 in Sunday's final round to give her an overall score of even-par 216. Hayley Davis moved up 14 spots to finish tied for 12th place after shooting 2-under 70 in the final round, giving her a 54-hole total of 6-over 222. Her 70 was the fourth-lowest score in the final round.
Hadas Libman finished in a tie for 21st place after shooting 1-under 71 for a final score of 9-over 225. Louise Gateau-Chovelon shot 3-over 75 for a final score of 12-over 228 to finish in a tie for 33rd place, and Natalia Perez shot 10-over 82 for a final score of 15-over 231 to finish in a tie for 36th place.
Davis had the Lady Bears' second eagle of the tournament on No. 5 to put her 2-under.
Each BU player had a birdie in the third round with Lonardi and Libman leading the team in birdies with four apiece.
As a team, Baylor shot 3-under on No. 4, 2-under on No. 3 and 1-under on No. 6.
Lonardi led the tournament in par-5 scoring with an average of 4.50, which was a total of 6-under.
Lonardi also tied for fourth in par-4 scoring average at 4.03, while teammate Davis tied for sixth in par-4 scoring at 4.07.
Perez had the best par-3 scoring average among Baylor players at 3.08, which tied for 11th in the field.
Davis and Lonardi both made eagles in the tournament, making Baylor the only team with multiple eagles out of the six made by the 45-player field.
Libman led Baylor with nine birdies over 54 holes, which tied for sixth-most in the field.
Gateau-Chovelon had a team-high 36 pars, which ranked tied for eighth among the 45 players.
STAT OF THE DAY
2 - the number of BU players to have eagles in the tournament. Baylor was the only team to have more than one player with an eagle during the three-day tournament.
"The team fought hard today, and it was exciting to see them play a great round and put themselves in a good position for a good finish." head coach Jay Goble said. "This was a great warm-up for regionals. We have a lot of positives to build on in the next week and a half before we leave for regionals. Laura [Lonardi] played consistent golf all week. She has been working on her mental game in the past weeks and it's starting to pay off, which is exciting to see."
The Lady Bears are expected to receive an at-large bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament. Team assignments for each of the three regional sites will be announced Monday at 5 p.m. CT on Golf Channel. Follow @BaylorWGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.