NCAA tale of the tape: Baylor vs. Stanford

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BRADENTON, Fla. – After four rounds of stroke play and two highly entertaining matches, Baylor and Stanford will face off Wednesday in the finals of the NCAA Women’s Championship.

It should be a highly competitive match between a pair of top-20 teams at Concession.

No predictions here, but one thing is certain: Some team will take home its first national title.   

Live coverage begins at 3 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. 

Here is a tale of the tape between the two finalists:

PAIRINGS

2:10 p.m. ET: Baylor’s Laura Lonardi (ranked 142nd) vs. Stanford’s Casey Danielson (94th)

2:20 p.m.: Baylor’s Lauren Whyte (212nd) vs. Stanford’s Shannon Aubert (64th

2:30 p.m.: Baylor’s Dylan Kim (17th) vs. Stanford’s Lauren Kim (16th)

2:40 p.m.: Baylor’s Giovana Maymon (173rd) vs. Stanford’s Quirine Eijkenboom (233rd

2:50 p.m.: Baylor’s Hayley Davis (29th) vs. Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse (46th)


NATIONAL RANKING 

Baylor: 18th

Stanford: 13th


NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES

Baylor: 3 (most recently in 2012)

Stanford: 30 


VICTORIES THIS SEASON

Baylor: 4

Stanford: 1

Note: Entering nationals, the Bears won the Big 12 Championship and NCAA regional tournament


SEED AFTER 72 HOLES OF STROKE PLAY 

Baylor: 3

Stanford: 4

Note: Baylor’s Dylan Kim finished fourth individually, while Stanford’s Mariah Stackhouse and Lauren Kim placed T-6 and seventh, respectively


AVERAGE NATIONAL RANKING OF THE 5 STARTERS

Baylor: 114.6

Stanford: 90.6 


PERFORMANCE THIS WEEK

Baylor

  • Laura Lonardi: T-21 (+12) in stroke play, 2-0 in match play
  • Lauren Whyte: 84th (+54) in stroke play, 1-1 in match play
  • Dylan Kim: 4th (E) in stroke play, 1-0-1 in match play 
  • Giovana Maymon: T-49 (+22) in stroke play, 1-1 in match play
  • Hayley Davis: T-21 (+12) in stroke play, 1-1 in match play

Stanford

  • Casey Danielson: T-71 (+30) in stroke play, 1-0-1 in match play
  • Shannon Aubert: T-36 (+16) in stroke play, 2-0 in match play
  • Lauren Kim: T-7 (+4) in stroke play, 2-0 in match play
  • Quirine Eijkenboom: 78th (+33) in stroke play, 0-2 in match play 
  • Mariah Stackhouse: 6th (+3) in stroke play, 1-1 in match play