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Braden Bailey

Braden  Bailey


Groves, Texas

High School:
Port Neches-Groves HS




Men’s Golf Heads to Third Straight NCAA Championship

Bears qualified for school-record third consecutive season by finish third at Regional


Men's Golf Earns Third Straight NCAA Championship Berth

Bears finished in third place at NCAA Bryan Regional


Men's Golf in Third Place at NCAA Bryan Regional

Bears are 17 strokes ahead of current cut to advance to NCAA Championship


Men's Golf in Second at NCAA Bryan Regional

Cooper Dossey in three-way tie for individual lead at 4-under


Men’s Golf Takes Fifth at Big 12 Championship

Perrine and Bailey finish tied for 14th place individually

Braden Bailey Bio and Career Results Get Acrobat Reader

All-American from Groves, Texas, has played in top four spots in Baylor lineup in all 25 tournaments over first two years at Baylor ... Enters 2017-18 season with fifth-best career stroke average in program history at 72.16 ... Ranks 10th in program history with 10 career top-10 finishes and tied for 10th with six career top-5 finishes ... Named Golfweek All-America Honorable Mention following 2016-17 sophomore season ... Also earned PING All-Central Region honors for second straight season and was selected to All-Big 12 and Academic All-Big 12 Teams ... Posted eighth-best single-season stroke average in school history with 71.70 mark across 37 rounds during 2016-17 season ... Led team with 72.61 stroke average and 15 rounds at par or better during 2015-16 freshman season ... Joined Jimmy Walker (1997-98) and Ryan Baca (2002-03) to become third freshmen in program history to lead team in stroke average ... Four-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection and three-time member of Baylor Dean’s List.

2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
Played in one of top three spots in Baylor lineup in all 12 tournaments, including 10 times as No. 1 player ... Led Bears to first No. 1 national ranking in program history, first NCAA Regional title and first NCAA Championship match play berth ... Earned Golfweek All-America Honorable Mention, PING All-Central Region, All-Big 12 and Academic All-Big 12 recognition ... Recorded 71.70 stroke average over 37 rounds, which was eighth-best single-season stroke average in program history ... Posted 16 rounds at par or better, including 12 rounds below 70, and counted 81.1 percent of rounds toward team score (30 of 37) ... Earned four top-five finishes, including career-first medalist honor at 2016 Royal Oaks Intercollegiate ... Tied for 33rd place at Fighting Illini Invitational after shooting 10-over 220 ... Tied fourth-best tournament score in program history with 11-under 202 (66-67-69) at Maui Jim Intercollegiate, which tied for fourth place in 93-player field ... Shot first-round 67 on way to 4-over 214 and 19th-place finish at Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate ... Led Bears to tournament title and won career-first medalist honor, tying teammate Matthew Perrine with 10-under 203 at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate ... Shot 67-69-67 at Royal Oaks, finishing fall season with seven of final nine rounds below 70 ... Opened spring season by leading team to second straight tournament title at The All-American ... Took second place individually in 96-player field at The All-American, shooting 72-66-71 at Golf Club of Houston ... Helped BU to second place in 15-team field at Querencia Cabo Collegiate, carding 1-under 212 to tie for 21st place individually ... Led BU to third tournament title of season at Linger Longer Invitational, carding 10-under 206 to tie for third place individually ... Tied for 43rd place with 6-over 150 at Aggie Invitational ... Bears took second place at Aggie Invitational, marking sixth consecutive top-three finish and launching BU to its first No. 1 ranking in program history in April 3, 2017 Golfweek/Sagarin rankings ... Tied for 28th place at The Maxwell with 9-over 219 ... Carded 27-over 307 to finish in 36th place at Big 12 Championship ... Helped Bears become co-champions at NCAA Stanford Regional, marking first regional title in program history ... Shot career-best 6-under 64 in second round, which tied Baylor record for lowest round in NCAA Tournament play ... Helped team tie for seventh place in stroke play portion of NCAA Championship, earning first match play berth in program history ... Shot 9-over 297 to tie for 56th place in 156-player NCAA Championship field ... Defeated Oklahoma’s Max McGreevy, 2&1, in match play quarterfinals to give Bears second point of match, but dropped final three to fall 3-2 ... Named to Fall and Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls and Baylor Dean’s Lists.

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
Played as No. 3 or No. 4 player in Baylor lineup in all 13 tournaments ... Earned PING All-Central Region honors ... Posted team-best 72.61 stroke average, joining Jimmy Walker (73.97 in 1997-98) and Ryan Baca (71.76 in 2002-03) as only freshmen in program history to lead team in stroke average ... Played team-high 15 of 38 rounds at par or better ... Recorded six top-10 individual finishes, including two top-five finishes ... Placed among top 25 individuals in nine of 13 tournaments ... Counted 81 percent of rounds (30.67 of 38) toward team score ... Made collegiate debut at Gopher Invitational, tied for 65th place at 19-over 232 ... Shot even-par 70 in first round at Fighting Illini Invitational, went on to lead team with season-best tie for 18th-place finish at 5-over 215 ... Posted team's second-best finish with tie for 33rd place at Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, shooting 6-over 216, including final round of even-par 70 ... Began fall season carding 5-over 218 for ninth place finish at Oak Hills Invitational, earning career-first top-10 finish ... Tied for 21st place at All-American after shooting 3-over 219 ... Post seventh place finish at Querencia Cabo Collegiate with 4-under 209, including season-best 66 in final round ... Shot 4-under 140 to tie for eighth place while leading team tournament title at Border Olympics ... Tied for 65th place at Linger Longer Invitational with 16-over 232 ... Earned season-best tie for fourth place at Aggie Invitational with 1-under 215 ... Shot 2-under 138 at The Maxwell to tie for seventh place ... Tied for 19th place at Big 12 Championship with 9-over 297 ... Helped team to tie for fourth place at NCAA Kohler (Wis.) Regional, securing sixth NCAA Championship berth in program history ... Led team with 3-under 213 at Kohler Regional, which tied for fifth place individually ... Shot final-round 68, helping team climb in front of Idaho to claim final NCAA Championship berth awarded at Kohler Regional ... Shot team-best 5-over 215 at NCAA Championship to tie for 36th place individually ... Named to Fall and Spring Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Rolls and Fall Baylor Dean's List.

Lettered four years for head coach Ricky Keyes at Port Neches-Groves High School ... Three-time first-team all-state selection ... Four-time district champion ... Recorded 10 high school tournament wins ... 2013 Texas Cup Invitational winner ... Placed second at 2014 Texas Cup Invitational ... Seven top-10 finishes in AJGA tournaments out of 10 starts ... Named to 2015 Academic All-State Elite Team.

Son of Brad and Darla Bailey... Finance and Real Estate major.

Best round: 64 at NCAA Stanford Regional (spring 2017)
Best finish: t-1st at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (fall 2016)
Lowest 18-hole score: 66 at Maui Jim Intercollegiate (fall 2016)
Lowest 36-hole score: 136, twice; last at Linger Longer Invitational (spring 2017)
Lowest 54-hole score: 202 at Maui Jim Intercollegiate (fall 2016)
Tournament Titles: one; 2016 Maui Jim Intercollegiate (fall 2016)
Top 3 finishes: three, last at Linger Longer Invitational, t-3rd (spring 2017)
Top 5 finishes: six; last at Linger Longer Invitational, t-3rd (spring 2017)
Top 10 finishes: 10; last at Linger Longer Invitational, t-3rd (spring 2017)
Top 25 finishes: 15; last at Linger Longer Invitational, t-3rd (spring 2017)

Year Events Rds Strokes Avg Par +
Top 5
Top 10
Top 25
2015-16 13 38 2,759 72.61 15 2 6 9
2016-17 12 37 2,653 71.70 16 4 4 6
Career 25 75 5,412 72.16 31 6 12 15

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
Scores +/- Place
Gopher Invitational (3) 81-77-74=232 +19 t-65th
Fighting Illini Invitational (3) 70-73-72=215 +5 t-18th
Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (3) 72-74-70=216 +6 t-33rd
Oak Hills Invitational (3) 78-67-73=218 +5 9th
All-American (3) 73-76-70=219 +3 t-21st
Querencia Cabo Collegiate (4) 73-70-66=209 -4 7th
Border Olympics (3) 71-69=140 -4 t-8th
Linger Longer Invitational (3) 77-81-74=232 +16 t-65th
Aggie Invitational (3) 70-72-73=215 -1 t-4th
The Maxwell (3) 68-70=138 -2 t-7th
Big 12 Championship (3) 76-73-71-77=297 +9 t-19th
NCAA Kohler (Wis.) Regional (3) 74-71-68=213 -3 t-5th
NCAA Championship (3) 72-73-70=215 +5 t-36th
2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
Scores +/- Place
Fighting Illini Invitational (1)  74-74-72=220 +10 t-33rd/78
Maui Jim Intercollegiate (1) 66-67-69=202 -11 t-4th/93
Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (1) 67-74-73=214 +4 19th/60
Royal Oaks Intercollegiate (3) 67-69-67=203 -10 t-1st/72
The All-American (2) 72-66-71=209 -7 t-2nd/96
Querencia Cabo Collegiate (1) 73-72-67=212 -1 t-21st/80
Linger Longer Invitational (1) 67-69-70=206 -10 t-3rd/84
Aggie Invitational (1) 76-74=150 +6 t-43rd/75
The Maxwell (1) 71-75-73=219 +9 t-28th/80
Big 12 Conference Championship (1) 82-71-75-79=307 +27 36th/50
NCAA Stanford Regional (1) 76-64-74=214 +4 t-27th/75
NCAA Championship (1) 74-76-72-75=297 +9 t-56th/156
     Match Play Quarterfinals vs. Oklahoma's Max McGreevy, Won 2&1

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