HUMBLE, Texas - Baylor men's golf finished in second place with a 54-hole total of 26-under-par 838 at the 2018 All-American Intercollegiate. The Bears shot 8-under 280 in Sunday's final round at Golf Club of Houston to remain in the same spot on the leaderboard.
Baylor (-26) finished behind only No. 10 Auburn (-42). The Bears recorded head-to-head wins over No. 48 Ole Miss (-23), No. 30 South Carolina (-21), Houston (-15), No. 13 Wake Forest (-14), North Texas (-4), SMU (-1), South Alabama (-1), UTSA (+1), Sam Houston State (+3), Rice (+4), Charlotte (+6), Cincinnati (+10), Georgia State (+10), McNeese State (+16), Southeastern Louisiana (+27) and Lamar (+28). The Bears improved their head-to-head record to 76-9 through six tournaments.
Four Baylor golfers finished among the top-25 individuals in the 99-player field. Garrett May shot 2-under 70 in the final round and finished tied for fourth place at 11-under 205, four shots back of the individual champion. Matthew Perrine carded a 3-under 69 on Sunday to tie for 11th place at 6-under 210. Colin Kober tied for 17th place at 4-under 212 following a final round of 1-over 73. Travis McInroe, who was playing as an individual, finished in 10th place after shooting 4-under 68 in the final round to post a 7-under 209 for the tournament.
Ryan Grider shot 3-under 69 on Sunday to move up 11 spots into a tie for 44th place at even-par 216. Braden Bailey shot even-par 72 and finished tied for 58th place at 4-over 220. Mark Reppe carded a 5-over 77 and finished in 91st place at 16-over 232 while playing as an individual.
Baylor has recorded top-four finishes in all six tournaments during the 2017-18 season, with one title, two second place finishes, two third-place finishes and one fourth place.
• Baylor led the 18-team field in par-5 scoring at 23-under 4.62, ranked fifth in par-3 scoring at 2-over 3.03 and fifth in par-4 scoring at 4-over 4.03.
• Baylor was the only team in the field with multiple eagles, as the Bears finished with three of the tournament's 13 eagles.
• BU finished third with 59 birdies and tied for 12th with 168 pars.
• Baylor players claimed the top three spots in par-5 scoring for the tournament.
• Ryan Grider led the 99-player field in par-5 scoring at 10-under 4.17.
• Travis McInroe ranked second in par-5 scoring at 9-under 4.25.
• Colin Kober ranked third in par-5 scoring at 8-under 4.33.
• Garrett May tied for fifth in par-3 scoring at 2-under 2.83 and tied for second in par-4 scoring at 7-under 3.77.
• May's 17 birdies tied for second-most in the field, while McInroe posted the sixth-most birdies with 16.
• Matthew Perrine's 41 pars over 54 holes tied for third-most in the field.
STAT OF THE DAY
4.62 - Baylor led the 18-team field in par-5 scoring average at 23-under-par 4.62. The Bears had the tournament's top three players in par-5 scoring, with Ryan Grider leading the way at 10-under 4.17, followed by Travis McInroe at 9-under 4.25 and Colin Kober at 8-under 4.33.
Baylor returns to Waco for two weeks before heading to Mexico for the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, which runs March 4-6 at Querencia Country Club in Los Cabos, Mexico. Follow @BaylorMGolf on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates throughout the season.