Laura Lonardi is playing in the No. 1 spot in Baylor's lineup.
Oct. 26, 2013
WACO, Texas - The Baylor women's golf team is headed to San Antonio, Texas, for the fifth annual Alamo Invitational, hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio.
The three-day, 54-hole event, which runs Sunday through Tuesday, is held at the par-72, 6,428-yard Briggs Ranch Golf Club. The 15-team field includes No. 7 Arkansas, Baylor, No. 17 Florida, Florida State, Louisville, LSU, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, No. 18 Tulane and tournament-host UTSA.
"This tournament has been on our schedule since I've been here and it will continue to be on our schedule," head coach Jay Goble said. "It's a really good event and the golf course is really nice."
Baylor, which is ranked No. 58 in the latest GolfStat rankings, has competed in the event in all five years the tournament has been played. The Lady Bears finished fifth as a team last year, and Hayley Davis tied for fifth place individually.
"We've had success at this tournament before," Goble said. "San Antonio is our closest event to Waco, and it's nice to have some friends and supporters come out and watch us play. It's a great atmosphere for a golf tournament."
Baylor's lineup for the Alamo Invitational features sophomore Laura Lonardi, sophomore Natalia Perez, junior Hayley Davis and freshmen Hadas Libman and Maggie Beth Byers. Junior Emma Carberry will compete as an individual.
Three of the 15 teams in the tournament field are ranked in the top 25, including No. 7 Arkansas, No. 17 Florida and No. 18 Tulane.
"I continue to be convinced that at some point everything is going to click," Goble said. "This is one of the hardest working teams I've ever had. They're trying as hard as they can to get their games ready, and I continue to believe their hard work is going to pay off."
Baylor players will tee off from the 10th hole in Sunday's first round, with Emma Carberry taking the first tee time at 11:48 a.m. CT. She'll be followed in eight-minute intervals by Byers, Libman, Davis, Perez and Lonardi, respectively.
Live scoring for the tournament is available on www.GolfStat.com. Follow the official twitter feed of Baylor women's golf, @BaylorWGolf, for updates throughout the season.