Baylor golfer turns pro

Baylor athletics lost another record-setting athlete to the professional ranks on Thursday. Hayley Davis, a senior on the Baylor Women’s Golf team, announced she will participate in LPGA Tour Qualifying School, effectively ending her collegiate career.

Davis was a three-time All American at Baylor and was the No. 12 amateur in the world. The native of Wimborne, England had a decorated career playing for the Lady Bears, as she recorded three tournament victories, including a win at the NCAA Regional Championship in San Antonio in 2015.

She received a First-Team All-Big 12 Conference selection at Baylor after recording 27 top-ten finishes and 16 top-three finishes. Davis ends her career for the Lady Bears with the lowest career stroke average in Baylor Women’s Golf history.

The 22-year-old experienced a memorable amateur career representing England on the England Golf USA Squad, as Captain of the Nations Cup Team, at the World Amateur Team Championship, and at both the European Ladies Team and Individual Championships. Davis won the 2014 England Open Stroke Play Championship, the Astor Salver, the England Stroke Play Ladies Championship, and the Abu Dhabi Junior Championship, among others.

Davis concluded her final amateur event representing England in the Spirit International Invitational on Wednesday.

Davis decided on Yee and Dubin Sports for representation, which manages prominent NFL quarterback Tom Brady.

She is scheduled to make her professional debut on October 22 in the Second Stage of LPGA Tour Qualifying School in Florida. Davis finished tied for fourth in the first stage of the event.

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