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Baylor Women’s Golf tied for Ninth at PING/ASU Invite

TEMPE, Ariz. – Baylor women’s golf is tied for ninth place at 17-over-par 593 after carding a 5-over 293 in Saturday’s second round at the PING/ASU Invitational at the ASU Karsten Golf Course.

Laura Lonardi shot 2-under 70 in her second round to climb 16 spots into a tie for seventh place at 1-under-par 143. Maria Vesga shot 1-over 73 in her second round and is tied for 21st place at 1-over-par 145. Giovana Maymon is 5-over-par 149 through two rounds and climbed 10 spots to tie for 37th place after shooting even-par on Saturday. Maggie Beth Byers (+14, 158) and Lauren Whyte (+14, 158) are tied for 69th place after shooting second-round scores of 6-over 78 and 8-over 80, respectively.

UCLA (-8) leads the 14-team field by one stroke, with tournament-host Arizona State (-7) trailing in second place. Alabama (-2) is third, followed by UNLV (E), Arizona (+3), Northwestern (+7), Texas (+9), Washington (+12) and Baylor (+17) and Oregon State (+17) tied for 9th place. The Bears are ahead of Colorado (+20), Washington State (+23), Denver (+34) and Hawaii (+45).

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Baylor has made 25 birdies through 36 holes to tie for sixth-most in the field.
  • The Bears have made 114 pars to tie for seventh-most in the field.
  • Giovana Maymon is tied for third in par-3 scoring at 1-under 2.88.
  • Maymon leads the team and is tied for 13th in par-5 scoring at 2-under 4.75.
  • Maria Vesga is tied for ninth in par-3 scoring at even-par 3.00.
  • Laura Lonardi is seventh in par-4 scoring at 1-under 3.95, while Vesga is tied for 16th at even-par 4.00.
  • Lonardi has made eight birdies to tie for fourth-most in the field through two rounds of play.
  • Vesga and Maymon lead the team with 25 pars apiece, tied for 13th-most in the field.

STAT OF THE DAY
70 – Laura Lonardi’s 2-under-par 70 on Saturday tied the fifth-best round in the 78-player field.

WHAT'S NEXT
Sunday’s final round begins with a 10 a.m. CT shotgun start. BU is paired with players from Oregon State, Colorado and Washington State. Lonardi’s group will begin on the 10th hole, Vesga will begin on No. 11, Maymon will tee off from No. 12, Byers will start from the 13th tee and Whyte will start from No. 14.

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