Oct. 13, 2010
LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Baylor women's golfer Lene Hafsten-Morch tied a two-day-old 18-hole school record, shooting a final-round 7-under 65 Wednesday, to win the 2010 Price's "Give `Em Five" Intercollegiate at NMSU Golf Course.
After owning at least a share of the lead through 36 holes, the Lady Bears (285-295-291=871) finished second at 7-over, five strokes behind host and winner New Mexico State (289-291-286=866). Mississippi State (297-291-295=883) and UTEP (295-292-296=883) tied for third, while North Texas (296-292-300=888) finished fifth. Baylor posted its ninth top-five finish in 11 appearances at the Price's "Give `Em Five" Intercollegiate.
"We gained great experience playing the last group Wednesday with a chance to win," head coach Sylvia Ferdon said. "Now we must work on some of our shots down the stretch and get ready for our last fall tournament in San Antonio."
Hafsten-Morch netted her career-first collegiate victory, finishing the tournament with a school-record 7-under 209 (71-73-65). The Billingstad, Norway, native bested the previous school record of 210 held by four golfers - Josefin Svenningsson (2003 adidas Fall Invitational, 2005 Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic), Sian Reddick (2005 Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic) and Anna Rehnholm (2007 Susie Maxwell-Berning Classic).
On Monday, teammate Jaclyn Jansen shattered the then-school record (18-hole) with an opening-round 65, breaking the previous mark of 67 held by four golfers - one of which was Hafsten-Morch at the 2008 Ptarmigan Ram Fall Classic. Jansen finished five strokes behind Hafsten-Morch in a three-way tie for second at 2-under 214.
"I've been wanting (my first collegiate win) for a long time," Hafsten-Morch said. "It feels great to finally get it. I took it one shot at a time Wednesday and hopefully we can gain some confidence from this tournament as we prepare for San Antonio."
"Lene (Hafsten-Morch) played so well for us today," Ferdon said. "I'm so happy to see her capture her first career win and set the 54-hole school record, as well."
Baylor concludes the fall portion of its schedule Oct. 31-Nov. 2 at The Alamo Invitational at Briggs Ranch in San Antonio, Texas.
PRICE'S "GIVE `EM FIVE" INTERCOLLEGIATE
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