Baylor takes surprising lead at NorthropGrumman

Baylor's Hayley Davis fired an even-par 71 on Sunday at the NorthropGrumman Regional Challenge.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1SooBin KimWashington  68.13 
2Alison LeeUCLA  69.06 
3Leona MaguireDuke  69.52 
4Nanna MadsenS Carolina  69.75 
5Dana FinkelsteinUNLV  69.83 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Washington 70.58 
2South Carolina 70.87 
3UCLA 71.23 
4Duke 71.35 
5Stanford 71.38 

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USC is near where everyone thought they'd be at the end of the first round of action in the NorthropGrumman Regional Challenge.

It was Baylor that was the surprise.

The Bears, No. 60 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings, fired a 2-over 286 to take a two-shot lead over the second-ranked Trojans at the par-71 Palos Verdes GC in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Louise Gateau-Chovelon led Baylor with a 3-under 68, sitting T-2 on the individual leaderboard, one behind USC's Annie Park. Baylor's Hadas Libman and Hayley Davis added even-par 71s.

There were only five players to break par on Sunday in southern California.

Top-ranked UCLA and No. 3 Duke are four back, with the Bruins getting two even-par 71s from Bronte Law and Alison Lee. Duke's Yu Liu is T-2 after a 3-under 68.

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