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Baylor Women’s Golf in Sixth Place after First Round at Big 12

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor women’s golf is in sixth place, six strokes back of the lead after shooting 11-over-par 299 in Friday’s first round of the Big 12 Championship at The Dominion Country Club.

No. 18 BU (+11) trails No. 37 TCU (+5), No. 17 Oklahoma State (+6), Kansas (+8), No. 19 Texas (+9) and No. 49 Iowa State (+9). The Lady Bears are in front of No. 47 Kansas State (+13), No. 23 Oklahoma (+13) and No. 38 Texas Tech (+16).

Redshirt sophomore Dylan Kim shot 1-under-par 71 and is tied for third place in the 45-player field, two strokes back of TCU’s Annika Clark (-3). Kim was tied for the lead through 17 holes before a double bogey on the par-5, 499-yard 18th hole.

Freshman Fiona Liddell is tied for 14th place at 2-over 74, and junior Amy Lee is tied for 24th place at 4-over 76. Freshman Cheerie Tan and sophomore Maria Vesga are tied for 31st place at 6-over 78.

Baylor took the turn at 3-under-par, with Kim leading the way at 4-under through her first nine holes. The team combined for 11 birdies on the front-nine and made three birdies on the back-nine. All five BU players made multiple birdies on the day, with Kim leading the way with four, followed by Lee and Liddell with three birdies apiece.

HIGHLIGHTS

Baylor ranks fourth in the nine-team field in par-3 scoring at 4-over 3.20, fourth in par-4 scoring at 9-over 4.18 and tied for fifth in par-5 scoring at 4-over 5.20.

BU made 14 birdies and 51 pars in the first round, both fifth-most in the field.

Dylan Kim leads the 45-player field in par-4 scoring at 3-under 3.70 and is tied for the lead in par-3 scoring at 1-under 2.75.

Amy Lee is tied for second in par-5 scoring at 2-under 4.50, and Maria Vesga is tied for eighth in par-5 scoring at 1-under 4.75.

Fiona Liddell is tied for eighth in par-4 scoring at even-par 4.00.

Kim is tied for seventh in the field with 12 pars.

Kim is tied for seventh with four birdies, while Liddell and Lee are tied for 12th with three birdies apiece.

STAT OF THE DAY 
4 – Dylan Kim made birdies on four of her first eight holes to take the turn alone atop the leaderboard at 4-under-par. Her four birdies on the front nine were more than Texas Tech (3), Kansas State (3) and Oklahoma (1).

TOP QUOTE

“Today was tough. We had everything going the way we wanted, and we struggled to finish of the day,” head coach Jay Goble said. “We are still confident that we are the best team here, and six shots in two days can be made up if we play our games. The team will regroup from today and be ready to play tomorrow.”

WHAT'S NEXT 
Baylor is paired with Iowa State and Texas in the second of three groups for Saturday’s second round. Tan tees off at 9 a.m. CT, and she’ll be followed in 10-minute intervals by Vesga, Lee, Liddell and Kim, respectively. Live scoring is available at www.GolfStat.com.

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