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Baylor Women’s Golf Jumps to Second Place at San Antonio Regional

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Baylor women's golf team moved to second place after shooting 7-under 281 in the second round of the NCAA San Antonio Regional. Baylor's 7-under score tied the lowest round of the day and put the Bears are 15-under through 36 holes, 14 strokes ahead of the current cut to make the NCAA Championships.

The top six teams after Saturday's final round advance to the NCAA Championships in Bradenton, Fla. Baylor (-15, 561) trails only Tennessee (-19, 557). Washington (-14, 562) is in third place, followed by UCLA (-12, 564) and Texas A&M (-12, 564) tied in fifth place. Texas (-5, 571) is in sixth place, while Texas Tech (-1, 575) is the first team back of the current cut.

Hayley Davis leads the 96-player field at 9-under 135 after shooting 4-under 68 in the second round. Davis has four birdies on the front nine and finished her round with 11 consecutive pars. Dylan Kim shot 5-under 67 in Friday's second round to move into a tie for second place at 8-under 136.

Giovana Maymon is tied for 19th place after shooting even-par 72 for an overall score of 1-under 143, and Laura Lonardi shot 2-over 74 in Friday's second round for a total score of 3-over 147 and is tied for 53rd place. Lauren Whyte sits in a tie for 75th place after shooting 5-over 77 in Friday's round for an overall of score of 8-over 152.

HIGHLIGHTS

·        Davis broke her own school record for 36 holes at 135 – the previous record was 136, which she set at the 2013 Rebel Intercollegiate.

·        Davis is now responsible for seven of Baylor's 10 all-time NCAA Tournament rounds below 70.

·        Kim's 67 tied Davis' for the second-best NCAA Tournament round in program history.

·        With Davis's eagle in Thursday's first round and Kim's eagle in Friday's second round, BU is one of only two teams with multiple eagles through the two rounds.

·        Baylor has 35 birdies through two rounds. Davis, Lonardi and Maymon contributed four birdies apiece on Friday, while Lonardi had two and Whyte had one.

·        Davis had back-to-back birdies on No. 4 and No. 5, and Kim had back-to-back birdies on No. 10 and No. 11.

·        As a team, the Bears shot 4-under on No. 5 and 2-under on No. 11 and No. 14.

·        Davis leads the individual field in par-4 scoring average at 5-under 3.75, while Kim is tied for second in par-4 scoring at 3-under 3.80.

·        Kim is tied for second in par-5 scoring at 5-under 4.38.

·        Kim's team-high nine birdies through 36 holes are tied for third-most in the field. Maymon and Davis have eight birdies apiece, tied for seventh-most in the tournament.

STAT OF THE ROUND

135 – Davis' 36-hole score through the first two rounds, breaking her own school record for lowest 36-hole score. The previous record was 136, which she set at the 2013 Rebel Intercollegiate (67-69).

TOP QUOTE

“It was another solid day,” head coach Jay Goble said. “We are going to go out there and control what we can control and finish the race tomorrow. We do have two good rounds in, so the thing we're concentrating on is that we're not finished with the race yet. We've got one more day to go, and we're going to keep our foot on the gas and just keep going.”


WHAT'S NEXT


BU players will begin Saturday's third and final round from the first tee. Whyte will tee off first at 9:09 a.m. CT, and she will be followed in nine-minute increments by Lonardi, Maymon, Kim and Davis, respectively. Live scoring is available on www.Golfstat.com.

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