EAST LANSING, Michigan Baylor women’s golf finished tied for eighth place at the NCAA East Lansing Regional, coming up seven strokes short of advancing to the NCAA Championship. The Bears shot 7-over-par 295 in Wednesday’s final round at Forest Akers West Golf Course.
No. 32 Baylor (+26) finished tied with No. 21 Campbell (+26). NCAA Championship berths were awarded to the top six teams – No. 12 Kent State (-4), No. 5 Arizona (-3), No. 14 UCLA (+10), No. 4 Stanford (+14), No. 28 Illinois (+18) and Indiana (+19). Tournament-host No. 20 Michigan State (+22) finished in seventh place.
The Bears notched head-to-head wins over LSU (+34), No. 41 Louisville (+38), No. 39 Georgia (+39), No. 33 North Carolina (+42), No. 45 Augusta (+47), Xavier (+47), Long Beach State (+62), Harvard (+64) and IUPUI (+96).
Diane Baillieux posted Baylor’s best final round with a 1-under 71 to finish in tie for 66th place at 15-over 231. Maria Vesga carded 2-over 74 in her final collegiate round to tie for 39th place at 8-over 224. Erica Chiang and Emma Bradley recorded matching rounds of 3-over 75, with Chiang tied for 27th place at 6-over 222 and Bradley tied for 72nd place at 17-over 233. Gurleen Kaur finished tied for 23rd place at 5-over 221 after a final round of 7-over 79.