Women's Golf in First at Rio Verde Invitational

March 9, 2007

RIO VERDE, Ariz. - The Baylor women's golf team shot an opening round 289 to take a nine-shot lead Friday at the Rio Verde Collegiate Invitational at the 6,277-yard par-72 Rio Verde Country Club's Quail Run Course.

Senior Allison Martin (Bakersfield, Calif.) leads the way for the Bears finishing the day tied for first after firing an opening round 3-under-par 69.

Freshman Kristen Hendrix (Houston, Texas) who is competing in her third career tournament shot a career-low even-par 72 to tie for fourth while junior Sian Reddick (Folkestone, England) also fired an even-par 72 to tie for fourth.

Freshmen Hannah Burke (Hertfordshire, England) and Natalie Hocott (San Antonio, Texas) both shot a first round 76 to tie for 25th while senior Anna Rehnholm (Karlskrona, Sweden) shot 8-over par 80 to tie for 70th.

Baylor shot a 289 to lead the overall team standings by nine strokes over Toldeo and Arkansas-Little Rock. Baylor's Allison Martin and Arkansas-Little Rock's Anita Ojeda shot 3-under par 69 for the day to lead the individual standings by two strokes over Toledo's Kim Kester.

The tournament continues with the second round Saturday and concludes with the third round Sunday. Live stats will be available at www.golfstat.com.



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