Baylor women finish 8th in Alabama

OPELIKA, Alabama Baylor women’s golf finished tied for eighth place with a 54-hole total of 29-over-par 893 in the 2019 Evans Derby Experience. The Bears carded 15-over 299 in Monday’s final round at Saugahatchee Country Club.

All seven teams that finished ahead of Baylor are top-14 ranked nationally. The No. 39-ranked Bears (+29) trailed only No. 11 Florida State (+6), No. 3 Duke (+10), No. 2 Texas (+10), No. 8 Arkansas (+10), No. 7 Florida (+16), No. 14 Kent State (+21) and No. 13 Auburn (+25). BU tied No. 9 South Carolina (+29) and finished ahead of No. 45 Mississippi State (+37), No. 41 Ole Miss (+37), No. 32 Clemson (+41), No. 18 Alabama (+43) and No. 36 Louisville (+48).

Baylor’s Gurleen Kaur and Maria Vesga finished tied for eighth place individually at 1-over 217. Both Kaur and Vesga earned their fifth career top-10 finishes, with Vesga posting a final round of 2-under 70 and Kaur shooting 1-over 73.

Erica Chiang shot 5-over 77 in the final round to finish tied for 42nd place at 12-over 228, while Emma Bradley posted the Bears’ final counting score at 7-over 79 to finish tied for 67th place at 16-over 232. Diane Baillieux took 81st place at 27-over 243, while individual Amelia McKee tied for 48th place at 3-over 75.