Women's golf wins final tournamentNov. 10, 2004
By CATHERINE BROWN, sports editor
The Lady Bears' golf team ended the fall season on a high note winning its last tournament of the season with a final score of 934.
The team won the Rollins College's Ross Resorts Invitational in Southern Pines, N.C., by four shots.
Baylor shot a 315 in the first round, 305 in the second round and 314 in the final round.
Head Coach Sylvia Ferdon said the turf was bad and the Bermuda grass underneath the turf was almost gone.
Despite the less-than-perfect course conditions, all five Lady Bears finished in the Top 10 in individual rankings.
Anna Rehnholm, a sophomore from Karlskrona, Sweden, was the top Baylor finisher tying for sixth place with a three-day total score of 234.
"It's always good to have a top 10 finish," she said. "But the scores were high, so I'm not really pleased with my scores."
She said she credited the high scores to the course.
The remainder of Baylor's top finishers tied for eighth place with three round scores of 235. Those tied for eighth were Sian Reddick, a Folkestone, England, freshman; Meredith Jones, a Eugene, Ore., junior; Sherry Summers, a Montgomery, Texas junior; and Josefin Svenningsson, a Gislaved, Sweden, junior.
Rehnholm said it's always fun to win and to beat the other teams.
"I think we were a little nervous when we went out there the second day, and we definitely didn't play on top, but we did what we had to do," she said.
Ferdon said the two wins were good, but were actually planned in the schedule.
"I knew the golf courses would be good; the competition wasn't deep," she said. "There were some very good schools at both tournaments, but I scheduled them to have the opportunity to win. I want my girls to know how to do it."
Ferdon said the win in North Carolina was a team effort.
"It took our entire team, everybody contributing, to win and be successful," she said. "So with the last day and the pressure on, we spun our wheels a little bit. It didn't look pretty, but we posted the win."
Reddick said the fall season was good, though the entire experience of golf is different in England, But the team helped her adjust to the differences in the United States, she said.
Ferdon said Reddick has the lowest scoring average of any freshman golfer at Baylor and has been a great addition to the program.
"Besides having golf talent; she's got a great personality," she said. "She's really a team person."
In regards to the fall season, Ferdon said every tournament is a learning experience.
"It's just you and the golf course," she said. "You don't have to beat anybody. What I try to coach is they don't have to do anything beyond their talent of what they've shown me."
The Lady Bears will open the spring season Feb. 21-22, at the Central District Invitational in Parrish, Fla.