Oct. 28, 2012
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Baylor women’s golf team finished day one of the fourth annual Alamo Invitational tied for sixth place after shooting three-over-par 291 in Sunday’s opening round at the Briggs Ranch Golf Course.
Baylor is tied with LSU (+3; 291) and trails tournament leader Oklahoma (-9; 279) by 12 strokes. SMU (-2; 286), Tulane (-1; 287), Texas A&M (+1; 289) and UTSA (+2; 290) join Oklahoma in the top five.
“I have mixed feelings about today's round,” head coach Jay Goble said. “I saw some very good play and I saw where we need to improve. The great thing to build of off is the fact that this team is young, talented and feeling more comfortable playing collegiate golf every day. We’re moving in the right direction.”
Sophomore Hayley Davis (-5; 67) sits atop the leaderboard after the opening round for the second consecutive tournament. Davis, who has finished in second place in five of 15 career tournaments, shares the lead with SMU’s Jennifer Park (-5; 67).
“Hayley played a very solid round,” Goble said. “She shot five under on the back nine with a bogey on the 17th hole. I expect her to continue to play well, and her consistency gives the rest of the team confidence to go out and shoot good scores.”
Lauren Taylor (E; 72) joins nine other players tied for 15th place. Emma Carberry (+3; 75) is tied for 39th place, Annette Lyche (+5; 76) is tied for 50th place and Kaylin Terry (+6; 78) is tied for 62nd place after day one.
“Lauren played fantastic for 14 holes today and stumbled a bit on the way in,” Goble said. “I know 72 is a solid round, but she is disappointed in her finish. She’s a confident player, and I know she will come out tomorrow determined to play well.”
Natalia Perez (+11; 83), who is competing as an individual, stands alone in 75th place.
Baylor’s second round tee times begin at 8:30 a.m., when Terry begins on the first hole. She’ll be followed in eight-minute intervals by Lyche, Carberry, Taylor and Davis. Perez tees off on the 10th hole at 9:50 a.m. Tee times for Tuesday’s final round will be determined after the second round.
Live scoring is available through www.GolfStat.com. Follow the official twitter feed of Baylor women’s golf, @BaylorWGolf, for updates throughout the season.