Laura Lonardi made four consecutive birdies on the back nine.
Oct. 28, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Baylor women's golf team moved up two spots into 13th place after shooting 7-over-par 295 in Monday's second round at the Alamo Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Course. Baylor heads into Tuesday's final round with an overall score of 16-over 592.
Laura Lonardi shot 5-under 67 to put jump 23 spots in the standings to a tie for fourth place. Maggie Beth Byers shot 1-over 73, and Natalia Perez carded a 4-over 76 on Tuesday, and both are tied for 43rd place entering the final round. Hayley Davis shot 7-over 79 to move to 13-over for the tournament, and Hadas Libman shot 10-over 82 in the second round. Emma Carberry, who is playing as an individual, shot 6-over 78 and stands at 11-over through 36 holes.
Lonardi's score of 67 is her lowest score out of 32 rounds of collegiate golf. She had four birdies in the back nine, one birdie in the front nine, and shot par on the 13 remaining holes to give her a score of 5-under par. Lonardi heads into Tuesday's final round just three strokes behind the tournament leader, LSU's Lindsey Gahm.
Through two rounds, Lonardi is tied for seventh on par 3 holes with 2.88 scoring average and tied for third on par 4 holes with a 3.85 average.
Byers is tied for third in the field on par 5 holes with a 4.50 scoring average
Lonardi had four birdies in a row on the back nine and had one birdie on the front nine. She's tied for 14th in the field with seven birdies through 36 holes.
Perez has shot par on 26 holes through the second round, which ties the sixth-most in the 81-player field.
STAT OF THE DAY
4 - The number of birdies that Laura Lonardi had in a row on the back nine, sinking birdies on the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th holes.
"Two girls had two really good rounds today," head coach Jay Goble said. "Laura Lonardi shot 67, which is her career low in a round. Maggie Beth Byers shot 73 in her second round of her second tournament, and that's a really good score for where I thought she would be at this point. It was a little more difficult on the course today because of the wind. We want to end the fall season on a high note and that is going to be our goal going into tomorrow's final round."
Tuesday's third and final round is an 8:45 a.m. CT shotgun start. Lonardi tees off from the 14th hole, Perez from the 15th hole, Davis and Byers from the 16th hole, Libman from the 17th hole and Carberry tees off at the 18th hole. Live scoring is available on www.GolfStat.com. Follow @BaylorWGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.