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Nick Thornton

Nick  Thornton

RS Junior

Boerne, Texas

High School:
Geneva School




Men’s Golf Leads Big 12 with Seven Academic Honorees

School-record six first-team selections for Bears


No. 4 Men’s Golf Wins Linger Longer Invite

Four Bears finish among top 10 individually


No. 4 Men’s Golf Extends Lead at Linger Longer Invite

Bears have built 17-stroke lead heading to final round


No. 4 Men’s Golf Leads at Linger Longer Invite

Bailey and Perrine tied for fourth place individually


No. 4 Men’s Golf Travels to Linger Longer Invitational

Bears’ No. 4 ranking is highest in program history

Nick Thornton Bio and Career Results Get Acrobat Reader

Fourth-year junior, has competed in six tournaments over first three seasons, including twice as member of Baylor lineup ... Has 74.11 career stroke average across 18 rounds, including six rounds at par or better ... Three career top-25 finishes ... Six-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection, one-time Baylor Dean’s List member.

2015-16 (SOPHOMORE)
Competed in two spring tournaments, both times as No. 5 player in Baylor lineup ... Recorded 75.33 stroke average over six rounds ... Counted 67 percent of rounds toward team score (4-of-6) ... Tied career-best round with first-round 3-under 68 at Oak Hills Invitational ... Finished tied for 24th with 9-over 222 at Oak Hills ... Shot 14-over 230 to tie for 62nd place at All-American ... Named to Fall and Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls.

Competed as an individual in four spring events ... Made collegiate debut and tied for 69th with 19-over 232 at Oak Hills Invitational ... Shot 3-under 69 in second round and tied for 47th place at Bayou City Collegiate Championship with 54-hole total of 7-over 223 ... Shot even-par 216 to tie for 20th place at Border Olympics, including 1-under 71 and 2-under 70 in second and third rounds, respectively ... Recorded career-best finish with tie for 11th place at ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... Shot 2-under 69 and 1-under 69 to enter final round tied for third place, finished at 1-over 211 ... Named to Fall and Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls ... Earned Baylor Dean’s List honors for spring semester.

Member of practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility ... Named to Fall and Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls.

Four-year golf letterwinner for head coach Kirk Riggs at Geneva High School in Boerne, Texas ... Helped team to two state titles in TAPPS 2A ... Two-time individual state champion ... Four-time All-State honoree ... Helped basketball team win state championships in 2011 and 2013 ... Three-time All-State basketball selection ... Earned 2012 All-State track honors ... All-District baseball honoree in 2013 ... National Honor Society member ... Salutatorian of graduating class.

Full name is John Nick Thornton ... Born July 26, 1995, in San Antonio, Texas ... Son of Robert and Joanne Thornton ... Grandfather, Johnny Thornton, played golf at Baylor in 1954 and 1955 and won a Southwest Conference Championship ... Majoring in business-finance.

Best round: 68, twice; last at Oak Hills Invitational (spring 2016)
Best finish: t-11th at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (spring 2015)
Lowest 18-hole score: 68, twice; last at Oak Hills Invitational (spring 2016)
Lowest 36-hole score: 137 at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (spring 2015)
Lowest 54-hole score: 211 at ASU Thunderbird Invitational (spring 2015)
Top 5 finishes: none
Top 10 finishes: none
Top 25 finishes: three; last at Oak Hills Invitational, t-24th (spring 2016)

Year Events Rds Strokes Avg Par +
Top 5
Top 10
Top 25
2013-14 - - - - - -
2014-15 4 12 882 73.50 5 - - 2
2015-16 2 6 452 75.33 1 - - 1
Career 6 18 1,334 74.11 6 - - 3

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