Baylor women’s golf is tied atop the leaderboard after shooting 10-under-par 278 in Friday’s first round at the Ping/ASU Invitational. Four BU players shot below par in their first rounds at the ASU Karsten Golf Course.
No. 15 Baylor (-10) is tied with tournament host No. 5 Arizona State (-10). Those two teams have a nine-stroke lead on the rest of the 14-team field. No. 47 Washington (-1) and No. 17 Arizona (-1) are tied for third, followed by No. 45 UNLV (+1), Oregon State (+3), No. 46 Kansas State (+6), No. 38 SMU (+6), Kentucky (+7), LSU (+7), No. 27 San Diego State (+10), Missouri (+11), Northern Arizona (+17) and New Mexico (+18).
Dylan Kim shot 4-under 68 and is in second place in the 81-player field, four strokes back of the lead held by ASU’s Monica Vaughn (-8). Fiona Liddell is tied for third place at 3-under 69, Amy Lee is tied for sixth at 2-under 70 and Cheerie Tan is tied for 10th at 1-under 71. Maggie Beth Byers is tied for 60th at 6-over 78, and Giovana Maymon, who is playing as an individual, is tied for 76th at 9-over 81.
Baylor leads the 14-team field in par-5 scoring at 8-under 4.60. BU is tied for second in par-3 scoring at 2-over 3.10 and ranks third in par-4 scoring at 2-over 4.04.
Baylor is tied for third with 16 birdies, two back of the tournament lead.
BU made 58 pars, tied for second-most in the field.
Amy Kim and Fiona Liddell both made eagles, combining for half of the four eagles made in the first round.
Kim eagled the 488-yard, par-5 14th hole and Liddell eagled the 470-yard, par-5 fifth hole.
Kim and Amy Lee are tied for second in par-5 scoring at 3-under 4.25, while Liddell is tied for seventh at 2-under 4.50.
Kim and Fiona Liddell are tied for sixth in par-4 scoring at 1-under 3.90.
Cheerie Tan is tied for the tournament lead with a 1-under 2.75 par-3 scoring average.
Ten is also tied for the tournament lead with 15 pars.
Lee is tied for third in the field with six birdies.
STAT OF THE DAY
4 – the number of Baylor players who shot below par on Friday, combining to shoot 10-under as a team. BU accounted for four of the 17 golfers in the 81-player field to break par.
Saturday’s second round begins at 10 a.m. CDT, and Baylor players are paired with golfers from Arizona State and Washington.