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Women's Golf Tied for Sixth at Cougar Classic

Natalia Perez's 69 was four strokes better than her previous career best round.

Sept. 8, 2013

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HANAHAN, S.C. - Baylor finished Sunday's opening round of play in a sixth place tie with College of Charleston at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. The Lady Bears shot 1-over-par 289 in the first of three rounds at the 11th-annual tournament.

Freshman Hadas Libman shot 3-under-par 69 in her first collegiate round, placing her in a tie for fourth place and just three strokes behind the tournament leaders at 66. Sophomore Natalia Perez is tied with Libman in fourth place after shooting 69, which beat her career best round by four strokes. Libman and Perez each had five birdies on the day, and both finished the round with birdies on No. 18. Libman had three birdies and six pars on the back nine holes.

Laura Lonardi shot 1-over-par 73 to finish the day tied for 26th place. Emma Carberry posted Baylor's fourth countable score with a 6-over-par 78, while Hayley Davis shot 8-over-par 81.

• The Lady Bears are two strokes ahead of Florida, the 2011 champions of the Cougar Classic.
• In her first collegiate round of golf, Hadas Libman had five birdies and tied for the team lead with a 3-under-par 69.
Natalia Perez also had five birdies and is tied with Libman in fourth place. Perez's 69 was four strokes better than her previous career-best round at Baylor.

5 - Number of birdies by both Hadas Libman and Natalia Perez, which tied for fourth-most in the 108-player field.

Head Coach Jay Goble on his hopes for the second round...
"I hope that we learn from our mistakes when we come out here and make some adjustments that lower our scores a little bit, and that's all we really can do. If we're coming out here and just trying to improve our process and hit one shot at a time, that's all we need."

Baylor plays the second round of the Cougar Classic on Monday in Charleston, S.C. Tee times for Monday's second round being at 7 a.m. CT. Live scoring is available at Follow @BaylorWGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.



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