Baylor women’s golfer Hayley Davis Wins Longhorn Invite, Team Takes Third

AUSTIN – Hayley Davis claimed individual medalist honors, and the Baylor women’s golf team finished in third place at the 42nd-annual Betsy Rawls Longhorn Invitational.

The Lady Bears shot 11-over 299 in Tuesday’s final round for a total score of 34-over 898 over 54 holes. Baylor was just three strokes behind tournament leaders UNLV (+31) and Tulane (+31).

Davis earned her second career tournament title by shooting 2-over 74 in Tuesday’s third round for a total score of 2-under 214, one stroke ahead of UNLV’s Dana Finkelstein (-1). She earned her 13th career top-three finish and placed in the top five for a 16th time.

“Hayley played great this week. Today she did not have all the putts fall, but it was a really dominant performance,” head coach Jay Goble said.

Sophomore Louise Gateau-Chovelon finished in a tie for 17th place with an overall score of 11-over 227. Junior Laura Lonardi shot 3-over 75 in Tuesday’s final round for an overall score of 13-over 229, putting her in a tie for 25th place. Freshman Giovana Maymon and sophomore Maggie Beth Byers finished in a tie for 27th place with a total score of 4-over 230 after both players shot 3-over 75 in the final 18 holes. Playing as an individual, sophomore Hadas Libman shot 8-over 81 to finish in a tie for 48th place with a total score of 20-over 236.

“We had a five-shot lead with three holes to go and lost by two,” Goble added. “At the end of the day, it’s early in the season and we have some young players still learning the ropes. We need to continue to stay in our process until the last shot is hit, and when we get to that point we are going to be a tough team to beat.”

The Lady Bears travel to San Antonio, Texas, to play three rounds at the Alamo Invitational, which runs Oct. 26 -28. Live scoring for the tournament will be available at http://www.GolfStat.com. Follow @BaylorWGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.

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