Davis took the turn at 2-under after eight pars and an eagle over her first nine holes.
May 21, 2014
TULSA, Okla. - Baylor's Hayley Davis is tied for 58th place after shooting 1-over 71 in Wednesday's second round for a total score of 10-over 150 at the NCAA Women's Golf Championships at Tulsa Country Club. Davis shot eight strokes lower in the second round than her first-round 79, jumping 33 spots in the standings for 91st place.
Davis started on the 10th hole and began her round with six consecutive pars before making an eagle on the par-5 16th hole. Pars on No. 17 and No. 18 allowed Davis to take the turn at 2-under, and she added a par on the first hole. She finished with bogeys over four of her last eight holes, but she got one stroke back with a birdie on the par-4 seventh hole. Her 1-over-par 71 tied for the 23rd-best score out of 126 rounds played in the second round.
Davis' 71 was her best score out of six career NCAA Championship rounds. Her previous best was 73 in the final round at the 2012 NCAA Championships.
Her 71 was one stroke back of the school-record for an NCAA Championship, which was set by Jaclyn Jansen with a 70 in the final round at the 2012 Championships.
Only nine players had a larger improvement from the first to second rounds than Davis' eight-shot difference.
Davis had an eagle on No. 16, a hole she bogeyed in the first round.
Davis carded a birdie on No. 7 for the second straight round.
Davis recorded 12 pars during her second trip through the course after making only seven pars in the first round.
STAT OF THE DAY
10 - The number of consecutive holes Davis shot par or better from No. 10 through No. 1.
"Hayley played much better today," head coach Jay Goble said. "She looked a lot more comfortable on the greens and really hit some nice shots."
Davis plays in the third round of the NCAA Women's Golf Championships on Thursday. She will tee off from the 10th tee at 8:25 a.m. CT in a group with Dana Finkelstein of UNLV and Gabriela Wahl of East Tennessee State, a grouping that was determined based on the current standings. Live scoring is available on www.GolfStat.com.