Oct. 29, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Baylor women's golf team shot 9-over-par 297 in Tuesday's final round at the Alamo Invitational at Briggs Ranch Golf Course. Baylor finished the 54-hole tournament, which was its final of the fall season, in 13th place at 25-over-par-893.
Laura Lonardi recorded her best career finish by tying for seventh individually. She shot 2-over 74 in Tuesday's final round and finished at 3-under 213 for the tournament. Natalia Perez shot even-par 72 on Tuesday to give her an overall score of 4-over 220, which placed her in a tie for 38th place. Maggie Beth Byers shot 7-over 79 in the final round to finish at 11-over 227.
Hayley Davis rebounded from being 13-over through two rounds to shoot even-par 72 on Tuesday. Hadas Libman posted a final score of 30-over 246 after an 8-over 80 in the final round, and Emma Carberry, who was competing as an individual, shot 7-over 79 for a final score of 18-over 234.
Lonardi had 11 birdies in the tournament, which tied for eighth-most in the 81-player field.
Lonardi tied for fourth on par-3 holes with a 2.92 average and tied for fourth on par-4 holes with a 3.93 average.
Byers tied for 10th with a 4.67 average on par-5 holes.
The Lady Bears had 15 birdies in Tuesday's final round, including one from individual Emma Carberry.
Lonardi's eagle in the first round was one of just six eagles made during the 54-hole tournament.
STAT OF THE DAY
7th - Lonardi's best career finish, passing the 8th-place finish she had in last spring's Rebel Intercollegiate.
"We had another day without too much excitement," head coach Jay Goble said. "Hayley Davis played much better today, which was nice to see. She is not hitting it her best, but I know she will be ready to go for the spring. Laura Lonardi had a very good tournament. I know she is disappointed that she finished today with a triple bogey, but she still finished the tournament under par, which is very good. We are now heading into the offseason and will regroup and begin our preparation for a great spring."
The Lady Bears will take a three-month break before beginning their spring season at the Northrup Grumman Invitational in Palos Verdes, Calif., which will be played Feb. 9-11. Follow @BaylorWGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.