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Sunday, May 10, 2015

GB and I players first and second at San Antonio Regional

Baylor University's winning line-up with Lauren Whyte fourth from the left and Hayley Davis fifth from the left.

Hayley Davis, Lauren Whyte help Baylor win 

ticket to NCAA championship finals

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Baylor women's golf can check another item off its to-do list. Just two weeks after winning the first conference championship in program history, Baylor, spearheaded by some brilliant golf from Hayley Davis, the GB and I internatonal player from Dorset, won its first-ever NCAA Regional title by shooting 22-under 842 over 54 holes at Briggs Ranch Country Club to claim the San Antonio Regional championship.
By winning the regional, Baylor earned a spot in the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championships, which will be held May 22-27 at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida.. This year will mark Baylor's third all-time NCAA Championship appearance, two of which have come under fourth-year head coach Jay Goble.
Davis shot a 16-under-par, record-setting aggregate of 200 (67-68-65) winning by five shots from GB and I team-mate Bronte Law (UCLA) from Bramhall, Cheshire. Bronte had rounds of 68, 68 and 69 for 205.
B U's 54-hole score of 842 broke the program record for best three-round score in any tournament, surpassing the 846 shot earlier this season at the 2014 Schooner Fall Classic.
Hayley Davis became the first-ever Baylor University player to win an individual regional title by firing a school-record 16-under-par 200. Davis's final round of 7-under 65 tied her own school record for lowest tournament round, and she now has six of the seven lowest NCAA Tournament rounds in program history.

Lauren Whyte's final-round, a one-over 73, gave the former Scottish U18 girls champion from St Andrews, a 54-hole total of 9-over 225, good for 67th place in the 96-player field.
A third GB and I team player in the field was Charlotte Thomas (Washington). She finished T10 on 213 with scores of 70, 72 and 71.

Dulcie Sverdloff from Southend, a student at Kennesaw State) finished T71  on 227 (75-74-78).

• Hayley Davis now has three top-3 finishes in four career NCAA Regionals.
• Davis now holds Baylor's 18, 36 and 54-hole records, as well as the best individual NCAA Regional and Championships finishes in program history.
• Davis led the field with 16 total birdies, and she led in par-4 scoring average at 8-under 3.73.

   Bronte Law (second left) and the UCLA team bound for the NCAA championship finals.