Sept. 22, 2013
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Baylor placed 14th at the Mason Rudolph Championship after shooting 15-over-par 303 in Sunday's final round. The Lady Bears finished at 42-over 906 in the 54-hole tournament at the Vanderbilt Legends Club North Course.
Hayley Davis finished in a tie for ninth place individually after shooting 3-over par 75 in the final round to give her a final score of 1-over-par 217. Emma Carberry shot 2-over-par 74 to finish with an overall score of 13-over-par 228, placing her in a tie for 46th place. Natalia Perez, who was playing as an individual, shot 4-over-par 76 on Sunday, and she finished tied with Carberry in 46th place at 13-over for the tournament.
Laura Lonardi shot 7-over-par 79 to give her a final score of 15-over-par 231, which placed her in a tie for 58th place. Hadas Libman and Annette Lyche both shot 5-over-par 77 in the final round. Libman finished at 17-over 233, while Lyche compiled a 54-hole total of 19-over 235.
Davis made a birdie on the 18th hole to jump into the top 10; it was her 17th top-10 finish in 22 career regular-season tournaments.
Baylor tied for second in the 15-team field with a 3.10 scoring average on par-3 holes in the final round.
Baylor tied for third in the tournament field with 14 birdies on Sunday.
Lonardi tied for seventh in the 88-player field with four birdies in the final round.
Baylor played the ninth hole at 8-under for the tournament, with the Lady Bears combining for eight birdies and seven pars on the last hole before the turn.
There were 27 birdies made on the 15th hole in the final round, and BU accounted for four of them with Lyche, Carberry, Lonardi and Davis all making birdies.
STAT OF THE GAME I
8 - The number of birdies the Lady Bears made on No. 9 during the three-day tournament - Baylor combined for eight birdies and seven pars on the ninth hole.
"We're trying to learn from our good scores and our bad scores and get ready for everything that's building up to the end of the year," head coach Jay Goble said. "We didn't play great again today, but I'm looking at the positives and we weren't that far off some of the teams that we were playing against. It's just putting and chipping and hitting shots in pressure situations that we need to get better at, and playing in these tournaments is how we're going to get better at that."
Baylor travels to Chapel Hill, N.C., to play in the Tar Heel Invitational, which runs Oct. 11-13. Live scoring for the tournament will be available at www.GolfStat.com. Follow @BaylorWGolf on Twitter for updates throughout the season.