May 10, 2007
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -
Baylor's women's golf team stands 18th after shooting a team 28-over-par 312 Thursday in the first round of the 2007 NCAA Central Regional at the University of Michigan Golf Course in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Bears, ranked 35th nationally by Golfstat and seeded No. 8 in the Central Regional, stand 17 strokes below the eighth-place cutoff necessary to qualify for the NCAA Championship Finals. Baylor trails 16th place Michigan and Oral Roberts by one stroke and is just four strokes out of 13th place (Northwestern at +24, 308).
Senior Allison Martin led the Bears by carding a one-over 72 Thursday. The second-year transfer from the University of Georgia is tied at 13th place among individuals.
Southern Cal leads the regional after a first-round one-under 283 Thursday. Indiana and TCU (+5, 289) are tied for second, followed by Vanderbilt (+6, 290) and Arkansas (+7, 291).
Baylor's Hannah Burke, a freshman from England, shot a six-over 77 and stands tied in 62nd place after round one.
Rounding out the individual scoring for the Bears were freshman Natalie Hocott, who shot a 10-over 81 and is tied at 88th; senior Anna Rehnholm, who carded an 11-over 82 and is tied at 94th; and junior Sian Reddick who is tied for 98th place after a 12-over 83.
The Central Regional continues with a second round beginning at 7 a.m. CDT Friday at the University of Michigan Golf Course, a par 71, 6,116-yard course.
Baylor finished 14th at last year's Central Regional in Bryan Texas. The Bears best finish in regional play was fifth place in 2004 - which earned the school's only trip to the NCAA finals.