Oct. 27, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Baylor women's golf team is in 15th place after shooting 9-over-par 297 in Sunday's opening round at the Alamo Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Course.
The Lady Bears are seven strokes out of the top 10 entering Monday's second round. Laura Lonardi and Natalia Perez both shot even-par 72 on Sunday and are in tied for 27th place individually. Maggie Beth Byers shot 3-over par-75 to put her in a tie for 58th place, and Hayley Davis had Baylor's final countable score with a 6-over-par 78. Freshman Hadas Libman shot 12-over 84. Emma Carberry, who is playing as an individual, shot 5-over-par 77 to tie for 74th place.
Baylor players began the round from the 10th tee. Lonardi started out with a birdie on No. 10 and took the turn at even-par, then had a birdie and an eagle on the front nine. Every Baylor player had at least one birdie, and Davis led the team with four birdies, two in the front nine and two in the back nine.
Davis made birdies on the 2nd, 6th, 11th and 14th holes, and her four birdies tied for 15th-most in the field.
Lonardi made eagle on No. 7 and was one of just four players to make an eagle in the first round.
Byers had a 4.50 scoring average on par-5 holes, which tied for eighth in the field - she also made a team-high 13 pars in the round.
Perez carded a 3.90 scoring average on par-4 holes, which tied for seventh in the field.
STAT OF THE DAY
14 - The number of holes that Baylor birdied or eagled, including at least one from all six BU players in the field.
"The team played great most of the day," head coach Jay Goble said. "We counted three really bad holes that cost us a lot, but apart from that we did well. The team is starting to see improvement in their games and we are really close to getting a great round together. The team is focused on finishing the fall on a good note and that's what we are going to do. Laura and Natalia played the best today. They work incredibly hard on their games and their scores are showing it."
Baylor players begin Monday's second round on the 10th hole. Libman tees off first at 9:10 a.m. CT, and she'll be followed in eight-minute intervals by Davis, Byers, Perez, Lonardi and Carberry, respectively. Tuesday's third and final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start based on team standings.