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Baylor WG’s Lonardi tied for 46th at NCAA Bryan Regional

BRYAN, Texas – Baylor women’s golf senior Laura Lonardi shot 3-over 75 in Thursday’s first round of the NCAA Bryan Regional at The Traditions Golf Club. Lonardi, who is competing as an individual, is tied for 46th place in the 96-player field.

Lonardi began her round with a double bogey on No. 1, but she got one stroke back with a birdie on No. 3 and then made five straight pars to sit at 1-over through eight holes. She made bogeys on No. 9, No. 12 and No. 17, along with a birdie on No. 14 and pars the rest of the way to finish the day at 3-over. 

Lonardi is currently fourth among the six players competing as individuals and five strokes back of the current cut of 2-under 70. Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan (-5, 67, 1st) leads the six-player individual field by two strokes, followed by William & Mary’s Alessandra Liu (-3, 69), Oklahoma’s Hannah Wood (E, 72), Lonardi (+3, 75), Wisconsin’s Brooke Ferrell (+6, 78) and Iowa’s Amy Ihm (+7, 79).

The top six teams at the regional advance to the NCAA Championships, and the top three individuals not on advancing teams will earn individual spots in the NCAA Championships.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lonardi is tied for 20th in par-3 scoring at even-par 3.00.
  • Lonardi is tied for 36th in par-5 scoring at even-par 5.00
  • Lonardi is tied for 51st in par-4 scoring at 3-over 4.30
  • Lonardi has made 12 pars through 18 holes to tie for 23rd-most in the field.
  • Lonardi was one of nine players to birdie No. 3 and one of 16 players to birdie No. 16. Those holes played as the seventh and eighth most-difficult of the day.

STAT OF THE DAY
9 – the number of players to make birdie on the 385-yard, par-4 third hole, one of which was Lonardi.

WHAT'S NEXT
Friday’s second round begins at 8 a.m. CT from the first and 10th tees. Lonardi will begin from the 10th tee at 8:50 a.m. CT in a grouping with Wisconsin’s Ferrell and Iowa’s Ihm. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorWGolf on Twitter for updates throughout the year.

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