HUMBLE, Texas - Baylor men's golf climbed two slots into second place after shooting 9-under-par 279 in Saturday's second round of the All-American Intercollegiate at Golf Club of Houston. The Bears (-18) have a two-round total of 18-under-par 558 and are 13 shots back of Auburn (-31) entering Sunday's final round.
Baylor's 9-under second round was the second-best score of the day, trailing only Auburn's 17-under 271. BU leads Houston (-14), No. 30 South Carolina (-12), No. 48 Ole Miss (-9), No. 13 Wake Forest (-8), South Alabama (-3), North Texas (-3), SMU (-1), Sam Houston State (+2), Rice (+3), UTSA (+4), Charlotte (+7), McNeese State (+9), Georgia State (+13), Cincinnati (+13), Southeastern Louisiana (+16) and Lamar (+21).
Garrett May carded the Bears' best round of the day for a second straight round, posting a 5-under 67 to sit in second place at 9-under 135 through two rounds. He's one shot back of Auburn's Jovan Rebula (-10) for the individual lead.
Colin Kober shot 3-under 69 and sits in a tie for ninth place at 5-under 139 through 36 holes. Ryan Grider shot 2-under 70 and is tied for 55th place at 3-over 147. Matthew Perrine carded a 1-over 73 for the Bears final counting score, and he sits in a tie for 15th place at 3-under 141. Braden Bailey is tied for 61ts place at 4-over 148 following a second round of 3-over 75.
• Baylor leads the 18-team field in par-5 scoring at 16-under 4.60, ranks tied for fourth in par-4 scoring at 3-over 4.03 and tied for seventh in par-3 scoring at 3-over 3.08.
• Baylor's 40 birdies are second-most in the field behind 49 from Auburn.
• The Bears lead the field with three eagles, accounting for one-third of the eagles made in the tournament.
• Colin Kober and Ryan Grider are tied for the lead in the 99-player field in par-5 scoring average at 7-under 4.13.
• Travis McInroe is tied for third in par-5 scoring at 6-under 4.25.
• Garrett May ranks second in the field with 12 birdies, is tied for second in par-4 scoring at 6-under 3.70 and tied for ninth in par-3 scoring at 1-under 2.88.
• Matthew Perrine is tied for third with 28 pars and tied for 12th in par-4 scoring at 2-under 3.90.
• Grider is the only player in the field with two eagles, while Kober and McInroe are among the nine players with one eagle.
STAT OF THE DAY
4 - Baylor players have made four of the 11 eagles over the tournament's first two days, and the BU team leads the tournament with three eagles. Ryan Grider has a pair of eagles, and Colin Kober and Travis McInroe have one eagle apiece. Grider has eagled the 560-yard, par-5 8th hole in both rounds, while Kober eagled No. 8 in the second round and McInroe eagled the 580-yard, par-5 15th hole in the first round.
Baylor is in the final group teeing off from the first hole in Sunday's final round, and the Bears are paired with Auburn and Houston. Bailey is up first at 9:36 a.m. CT, and he'll be followed in eight-minute intervals by Grider, Perrine, Kober and May, respectively. McInroe tees off from No. 1 and Reppe starts from No. 10, both at 8 a.m. For live scoring information throughout the tournament, visit www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates throughout the season.