Sept. 11, 2007
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Baylor moved up one spot in the overall standings as the women's golf team completed its first tournament of the season, earning a 10th place finish at the Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic in Fort Collins, Colo.
Entering the day, the Bears were tied for eleventh. The team quickly jumped into the top five in the team standings after Hannah Burke (Hertfordshire, England) and Sian Reddick (Folkestone, England) carded even par 72's in the second round. After turning in a 305 in round two, Baylor carded a grueling third round 309 to give the Bears a tenth place finish.
"It was a disappointment," coach Sylvia Ferdon said. "We mismanaged holes that should have been easy and struggled on a course that was set up well for our style of play."
In all, Baylor turned in six rounds of 80 or higher during the two-day event. Entering the invitational, the Bears had only recorded three rounds of 80-strokes or more in their four-year history of attending the fall classic at the Ptarmigan Country Club.
Burke and Reddick were the only members that had played the course before and finished tied for 21st and 34th, respectively. Freshman Morgan Chambers finished tied for 64th, while sophomore Kristen Hendrix (Houston, Texas) finished with a 240 (t-81).
Lene Hafsten-Morch (Billingstad, Norway) made encouraging improvements throughout the tournament for Baylor. After recording an 85 in the first round, she gradually shaved off strokes, carding a second round 81 and a final round 76 for a three-round total of 242 to finish tied for 85th overall.
The Bears will return to Colorado for a two-day tournament beginning on Monday as Baylor takes part in the Ron Moore Invitational hosted by the University of Denver.
T21 / Hannah Burke (74-72-78=224)
T34 / Sian Reddick (79-72-75=226)
T64 / Morgan Chambers (76-80-80=236)
T81 / Kristen Hendrix (77-82-81=240)
T85 / Lene Hafsten-Morch (85-81-76=242)