Sept. 9, 2013
HANAHAN, S.C. - Baylor finished Monday's second round of play in ninth place at the Cougar Classic at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, S.C. The Lady Bears shot 11-over-par 299 in the second round at the 11th-annual tournament.
Freshman Hadas Libman shot 2-over-par 74 placing her in a tie for ninth place and only five strokes behind co-leaders Ally McDonald of Mississippi State and Sloan Shanahan of Clemson. Sophomore Laura Lonardi shot even-par 72 to move her into a tie for 22nd place. Lonardi had four birdies on the day and Libman's two birdies came on the 17th and 18th holes.
Sophomore Natalia Perez shot 10-over par to put her in a tie for 56th place. Juniors Hayley Davis and Emma Carberry shot 3-over-par and 6-over-par, respectively, to place them in a tie for 80th place at 12-over-par 156 for the tournament. Davis had an eagle on the 18th hole, the only eagle for the Lady Bears in the tournament's first 36 holes.
Davis had an eagle on the 18th hole, the first by a Baylor player this season.
Libman is tied for second in the tournament field with a par 4 scoring average of 3.90.
Lonardi had the Lady Bears' third round of par or better in the tournament.
STAT OF THE DAY I
5-under-par - Baylor's team score on the 18th hole after an eagle by Davis and birdies by Libman, Perez and Lonardi.
STAT OF THE DAY II
9 - Total number of birdies for the Lady Bears in the second round of the Cougar Classic.
Head coach Jay Goble on the teams' second round...
"Today was a pretty disappointing day. It wasn't a lack of effort, we just played badly, and we didn't putt well at all. When you don't putt well you're not going to do very well in the tournament. I'm just disappointed that we didn't do a little better today, but we're trying to make a plan to go low tomorrow and I think we're going to do it. We're going to learn from our mistakes and keep going forward."
Baylor plays the third and final round of the Cougar Classic on Tuesday. The final round will be a shotgun start with Lonardi and Libman begging on the eighth hole, Davis and Perez on No. 9 and Carberry on the 10th tee. Live scoring is available at www.GolfStat.com. Follow @BaylorWGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.