Baena's Back, Giving Opponents Headaches
Arizona junior Marisa Baena, sidelined for five months in late '97 by a mysterious pain in her left shoulder, had her best finish of the season last week. She tied for third in the Lady Gator Invitational at Gainesville, Fla., behind winner Julia Boros (Julius's granddaughter) of Georgia. "I'm sore," Baena said after Sunday's round. "I still have to take Advil to play." Of her six competitive rounds in '98, four have been under par. Later this month the two-time college player of the year will return to the LPGA's Nabisco Dinah Shore, in which she topped the field with a 274-yard driving average in '97. "I've lost a few yards because I lost weight, but I'm gaining it back," says Baena. Her weight and distance are bound to return now that her long wait is over.