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 Ryan Baca
Ryan Baca
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Texas

High School:
Lamar Consolidated

Height:
5-8

Birthdate:
01/18/1983

Experience:
3L

2004-05 (Redshirt): Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship in Merion, Pa., this past summer by winning his regional qualifier at BlackHorse Golf Club in Houston...Elected to take a redshirt following health issues in the fall...Named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the fall and spring.

2003-04 (Junior): Started all 13 tournaments, leading the Bears in scoring eight times...Led the team with a 72.95 scoring average, the seventh-lowest in school history...Claimed the third individual title of his career at the UTSA Roadrunner Intercollegiate with a score of 209 (72-70-67)...Fired a 208 (69-71-68), the second-lowest 54-hole total of his career, to tie for second at the Border Olympics...Shot a 215 (71-73-71) to finish fifth at the Big 12 Championship and earn All-Big 12 honors...Shot a 217 (73-71-73) to tie for seventh and lead the Bears to the team title at the Hyatt Dorado Beach Intercollegiate in San Juan, Puerto Rico...Tied his season-low round of 67 and carded a 214 (74-67-73) to tie for 12th at the Morris Williams Invitational...Posted 10 sub-70 rounds on the year...Posted five top-10 finishes, giving him 19 for his career and moving him into second place all-time at Baylor...Also had four top-five finishes, giving him 12 for his career and moving into second in that category as well...Qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

2002-2003 (Sophomore): Earned PING honorable mention All-America honors...Also named All-Big 12...With exception of the opening tourney at South Carolina, completed an outstanding fall season with four consecutive top-20 finishes...Finished in top 10 in three of those appearances...Won second tournament of career at Jayhawk Intercollegiate with a season-low 209 (68-68-73)...During the spring, recorded three top-10 finishes, including tying for second at both the Louisiana Classic and the Border Olympics, where he tied his season low with a 209 (71-68-70)...Fired four rounds of 68, twice at the Jayhawk Intercollegiate, once at the Missouri Bluffs Intercollegiate and once at the Border Olympics, for his season-low rounds...Won the 2002 and 2003 Texas State Amateur, joining PGA Tour veteran Scott Verplank as the only players to win back-to-back titles since the tournament went to stroke play in 1965...Made the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll in the spring.

2001-2002 (Freshman): Competed in each of the four tournaments in the fall...Won individual medal at the Wolverine Invitational by shooting two-round 140 in Ann Arbor Mich., led Baylor to team title...Shot career-low 66 in final round of Henry Griffitts Classic to help preserve team title and finish fourth of 82 golfers...Also finished in top-10 at Purina Classic at Columbia, Mo...In spring competed in all nine tournaments...Finished in the top 20 in six appearances and top 10 three times...Best individual finish was finishing second at Louisiana Classic...Shot a three-round 222 at NCAA regionals...Shot team second best at the NCAA Championships, a 51st-place finish and a four-round 289...Tied team-high with 27 rounds played in spring and finished with 73.0 stroke average.

High School: Honored as 4A all-state three years under coach Kelly Kitchens at Lamar Consolidated High School...Was 2000 AJGA All-American honorable mention...Won 2000 AJGA Henry Griffitts Championship in Ashland, Ky...Finished second at 2000 Polo Jr. Classic...Named to All-HGA team three times, player of the year in 1998...Junior Tour national player of the year 1997-98...50 career tourney victories...Member of National Honor Society and won the Hugh O'Brien Leadership Award...District champs in 1998-2000...Region IV champs 1998, 1999 and runner up in 2000...Set course record at Fort Bend Country Club (63) to win 2000 Fort Bend Invitational.

Personal: Full name is Ryan Becket Baca...Born Jan. 18, 1983...Son of Larry and Debbie Baca.

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