WACO, Texas – Baylor women’s golf’s senior Laura Lonardi has been selected to compete as the No. 1 seed individual at the NCAA Women’s Golf Bryan (Texas) Regional. The three-day, 54-hole competition will feature play Thursday through Saturday on the par-72, 6,373-yard tournament course at Traditions Golf Club.
Lonardi enters the tournament ranked No. 34 nationally in the latest GolfStat individual rankings. She most recently carded a 54-hole score of 4-over-par 220 to tie for 17th place at the 2016 Big 12 Championship. Lonardi has five top-five individual finishes this season, bringing her career top of top-five finishes to eight.
Thursday’s first round is scheduled for an 8 a.m. CT start from the first and 10th tees. Lonardi will begin on the first tee at 8:50 a.m. in a grouping with William & Mary’s Alessandra Liu and Gonzaga’s Bianca Pagdanganan. Liu is ranked No. 40 nationally and Pagdanganan is No. 57. The three other individuals in the field are Oklahoma’s No. 80 Hannah Wood, Wisconsin’s No. 102 Brooke Ferrell and Iowa’s No. 128 Amy Ihm.
The top six teams at each of the four regional sites will advance to the NCAA Championships, along with the top three individuals from non-advancing teams. The NCAA Championships will be played May 20-25 at Eugene Country Club in Eugene, Ore.
In addition to Bryan, regionals will be played at Baton Rouge, La., Shoal Creek, Ala. and Stanford, Calif.
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