BU Women's Golf Sets Record in First Round of Play

Oct. 8, 2001

Las Cruces, N.M. -- - Baylor's women's golf team is currently in second place after Monday's first round of play at New Mexico State's Price's Give 'Em Five Intercollegiate. The tournament is being played at the New Mexico State Golf Course in Las Cruces, N.M.

The Bears, ranked 55th nationally by Golfstat, are led by senior Nicole Johnson who is currently tied for second place individually after shooting a first round three under par 69.

The Bears set a Baylor record in the low competitive round category after shooting 291 today. The previous record stood at 295, which was set last spring at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Classic.

In addition, senior Nicole Johnson set a school record low competitive round previously held by Ali Brewer who shot 70 at the 1998 Big 12 Fall Preview.

Rounding out the individual scoring for the Bears are sophomore transfer Kelli McKandless who is tied for seventh after posting 72. Senior Tara Bateman is tied at 11th place after shooting 73, junior Hanna Sofia Svenningsson is tied at 35 (77) and junior Melanie Hagewood shot 78 leaving her tied for 42nd place. Sophomore Michaelyn Morgan entered as an individual and shot 78 giving her the tie for 42nd place.

Arizona State currently holds first place (283) followed by Baylor (291), New Mexico State (295), Oklahoma (296) and UCLA (299).

The Bears are coming off a 12th place finish at the Big 12 Invitational last week.



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