Baylor women’s golf finished tied for third place at the Trinity Forest Invitational after overnight rain forced the cancellation of the final round. The tournament was originally scheduled for 54 holes, but the second round was cancelled on Monday and the course was unplayable for Tuesday’s final round.
The Bears shot 18-over 306 in the tournament’s only round, finishing two strokes back of Michigan (+16) and one stroke back of Texas A&M (+17). BU tied Ohio State (+18) and recorded wins over UNLV (+19), SMU (+21), Houston (+22), Texas Tech (+27), Kansas State (+27), Kansas (+27), Mississippi State (+30), UTSA (+31), Memphis (+32) and Tulsa (+42).
Junior Amy Lee shot 2-over-par 74 to finish tied for third place, three strokes back of Texas A&M’s Bianca Fabrizio (-1). Lee has now recorded three consecutive top-five finishes and has four top-10 finishes in her five tournaments at Baylor.
Sophomore Dylan Kim recorded a season-best tie for sixth place at 3-over 75, and sophomore Maria Vesga tied for 20th place at 5-over 77, earning her fourth top-20 finish in five fall tournaments. Junior Giovana Maymon and freshman Fiona Liddell tied for 38th place at 8-over 80.
Lee recorded her third consecutive top-five individual finish and her fourth top-10 in five tournaments at Baylor. She placed among the top 25 in every fall tournament.
Kim earned a season-best tie for sixth place, her best result since returning from a medical redshirt season.
Vesga finished among the top 20 individuals for a fourth time in five fall events.
Baylor finished second in the 14-team field in par-4 scoring at 19-over 4.38.
BU ranked third in par-5 scoring at even-par 5.00 and seventh in par-3 scoring at 7-over 3.35.
Baylor’s 48 pars tied for second-most in the field, one back of UNLV.
Baylor players combined for 11 birdies on Monday, one back of the tournament lead.
Lee tied for second in the 75-player field in par-4 scoring at 1-over 4.10 and tied for second in par-5 scoring at 2-under 4.50.
Kim tied for sixth in par-3 scoring at even-par 3.00.
Lee tied for second with four birdies, and Kim tied for seventh with three birdies.
Lee tied for fourth with 12 pars, and Vesga tied for seventh with 11 pars.
STAT OF THE DAY
3 – Amy Lee recorded her third consecutive top-five individual finish. She tied for fifth place at the Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational, took first place at the Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown and tied for third place at the Trinity Forest Invitational.
“It was a bit disappointing to not be able to go out and play for the championship, but it was something that was obviously out of our control,” head coach Jay Goble said. “I’m proud of our team this semester. We had ups and downs, but to finish the fall ranked inside the top 25 nationally, and to have done so without playing our best golf, is very encouraging for the spring. We’ll now let the team concentrate on their studies and rest a bit before cranking back up in late January.”
Baylor has completed its fall season. The Bears begin the spring portion of their schedule on Feb. 14 at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, P.R. Follow @BaylorWGolf for updates throughout the season.