Baylor Women’s Golf in 9th at Mason Rudolph Championship

Posted at 8:55 PM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 21:55:23-04

Baylor women’s golf is in ninth place after two rounds of play at the Mason Rudolph Championship at Vanderbilt Legends Golf Club. The Bears shot 9-over-par 297 on Saturday, bringing their tournament total to 16-over 592 heading to Sunday’s final round.

Senior Maggie Beth Byers, who is playing as an individual, shot her second consecutive round of 2-under-par 70 to place her in a tie for fourth at 4-under 140. Byers trails only Alabama’s Cheyenne Knight (-9) and Kristen Gillman (-5), and Michigan State’s Sarah Burnham (-5).

Freshman Evelyn Arguelles leads the BU lineup and is tied for 14th place at 1-over 145 following a second-round of 2-over 74. Redshirt sophomore Dylan Kim shot even-par 72, improving seven strokes from her first round to climb into a tie for 46th place at 7-over 151. Freshman Fiona Liddell carded her second consecutive 3-over 75 to tie for 42nd at 6-over 150. Sophomore Maria Vesga and junior Amy Lee are tied with Kim in 46th place at 7-over, following Vesga’s second-round 77 and Lee’s 76.

Baylor trails Alabama (-14), Northwestern (+4), SMU (+5), Central Florida (+8), Chattanooga (+11), Auburn (+11), Virginia (+12) and Vanderbilt (+15). The Bears are ahead of Troy (+18), Tulane (+18), Houston (+21), Michigan State (+24), Middle Tennessee (+42) and Yale (+42).


Baylor ranks sixth in the 15-team field in par-5 scoring at 3-under 4.93 and seventh in par-4 scoring at 24-over 4.24.

Baylor’s 111 pars are sixth-most in the field and the Bears are tied for seventh with 24 birdies through two rounds.

Byers leads the 81-player field in par-3 scoring at 3-under 2.62 and is tied for fourth in par-4 scoring at 1-under 3.95.

Liddell and Arguelles are tied for sixth in par-3 scoring at 1-under 2.88.

Kim and Arguelles are tied for seventh in par-5 scoring at 3-under 4.62.

Liddell’s 27 pars are tied for fourth-most in the tournament.

Byers’ eight birdies are tied for seventh-most in the field.

61 – the number of pars made by the Baylor lineup in the second round, third-most in the 15-team field. Liddell had 13, and Vesga, Kim, Lee and Arguelles had 12 apiece. Byers had 14 pars, though she didn’t count toward the team total because she’s playing as an individual.


“It was another tough day for us,” head coach Jay Goble said. “I know that we can play well on this golf course, but we have to get it going on the greens. Maggie Beth (Byers) is playing great – I’m excited for her and for the depth on our team.”

Sunday’s final round tees off at 8 a.m. CT from the first tee. Kim is up first, and she’ll be followed in 10-minute intervals by Vesga, Lee, Liddell and Arguelles, respectively. BU players are paired with golfers from Vanderbilt and Virginia. Byers will begin from the 10th tee at 9:15 a.m.