Hayley Davis enters the final round tied for fifth place, three strokes back of the lead.
Oct. 29, 2012
"We had another average day today," head coach Jay Goble said. "We didn't play poorly, but we didn't play great either. On this golf course you need to ride the momentum of hitting good shots and making birdies, and we have not done that yet this week."
Baylor (+7; 291-292=583) shares fifth place with Tulane (+7; 287-296=583). Oklahoma (-13; 279-284=563) extended its lead and will have an eight-stroke advantage going into Tuesday's championship round. Texas A&M (-5; 289+282=571), UTSA (-3; 290+283=573) and SMU (+2; 286+292=578) round out the top five.
Hayley Davis' 1-over-par performance resulted in a slip from a tie for the lead after the opening round to a tie for fifth place going into the final round. Davis (-4; 67+73=140) is only three strokes behind tournament leader Sarah Beth Davis (-7; 69+68=137) of Texas A&M. Davis is seeking her first career victory after finishing in second place five times in 15 career tournaments.
Lauren Taylor (72+69=141) shot 3-under to improve from tied for 15th place after round one to a tie for seventh place going into Tuesday's final round.
"Lauren played very well today, and I am proud of her fight out there," Goble said. "She could have come out with a negative attitude today after the way she finished yesterday, but she didn't. She came out extremely poised and confident that she was going to play well. That is why she is a champion."
Emma Carberry (+6; 75+75=150) is tied for 37th place, while Kaylin Terry (+9; 78+75=153) and Annette Lyche (+9; 77+76=153) are tied for 49th place. Natalia Perez (+14; 83+75=158), who is competing as an individual, moved up seven shots to a tie for 68th place by improving her score by eight strokes in the second round.
Tuesday's championship round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Follow the official twitter feed of Baylor women's golf, @BaylorWGolf, for updates throughout the season.