Hayley Davis is tied for fourth place in the individual standings entering Sunday's final round.
Sept. 21, 2013
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Baylor finished Saturday's second round of play in a tie for 13th place at the Mason Rudolph Championship at the Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course in Franklin, Tenn. The Lady Bears shot 23-over-par 311 for an overall score of 27-over-par 603 through 36 holes.
Junior Hayley Davis shot 2-over-par 74 to give her a two-round score of 2-under-par 142 and place her in a four-way tie for fourth place. Davis is three strokes off the lead, which is held by Virginia's Elizabeth Brightwell. Sophomore Laura Lonardi matched her first-round score of 4-over-par 76 to put her in a tie for 41st place at 8-over-par in the tournament. Sophomore Natalia Perez, who is playing as an individual, is also in a tie for 41st place after scoring 3-over-par 75 in Saturday's second round.
Junior Emma Carberry shot 10-over-par to put her in a tie for 61st place at 10-over for the tournament, while freshman Hadas Libman shot 7-over-par 79 to put her in a tie for 75th place at 12-over through 36 holes. Sophomore Annette Lyche shot 10-over-par 82 on Saturday, and she is 14-over through two rounds.
As a team, the Lady Bears combined for six birdies on the front nine, but Baylor didn't record any birdies on the back nine.
BU combined to shoot 3-under-par on the ninth hole with Libman, Lyche and Davis making birdies.
Davis had Baylor's only front-9 under par at 1-under 35, while Lonardi was 1-over at the turn.
Perez was one of just 10 players out of 88 in the field to make a birdie on the par-4 13th hole and one of just 12 players to birdie the par-3 third hole.
Davis was one of 11 players to birdie the par-4 sixth hole.
Baylor was sixth in the 15-team field with a 4.90 scoring average on par-5 holes.
STAT OF THE DAY
3 - Number of strokes separating Hayley Davis and the tournament leader Elizabeth Brightwell of Virginia.
"This is a national championship field on a formal national championship course," head coach Jay Goble said. "In a field like this and on a course like this you have to really play your best, and if you don't your weaknesses will be exposed. Today our weakness (chipping) was exposed. We are going to work on it tonight and come out here with a positive attitude and ready to play tomorrow. However, Hayley chipped and putted well again today and is right in the thick of the individualist medal race. I feel confident she is poised for a good round tomorrow."
Baylor plays the third and final round of the Mason Rudolph Championship on Sunday. Baylor players will begin from the 10th hole, with Lyche taking the first tee time at 8:20 a.m. CT. Libman, Carberry, Lonardi and Davis will follow in nine-minute intervals, and Perez will tee off at 9:14 a.m. Live scoring can be found at http://bfire.co/-c78b0/. Follow @BaylorWGolf on Twitter for updates throughout the season.