Feb. 23, 2014
HUMBLE, TEXAS - The Baylor men's golf team shot 6-under-par 282 in Sunday's final round to finish in fifth place with a final score of 8-under 856 at the Bayou City Championship. The Bears have now finished in the top five in five of their seven tournaments played this season.
Houston won the tournament, shooting 31-under as a team. Texas placed second at 23-under par, followed by South Carolina at 13-under, Arkansas at 9-under and Baylor one stroke back at 8-under.
Three Baylor players finished in the top-25 individually. Jerry Ruiz (-6) shot 4-under in the final round to finish tied for fifth place and earn all-tournament honors. It was Ruiz's third top-10 finish this season. Niclas Mansson finished the tournament at 3-under-par to tie for 19th place, and Kyle Jones shot 1-under-par 71 in the final round to move up six spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 21st place.
Andreas Gjesteby finished in a tie for 38th place at 2-over-par, and Charles Neel White, who competed as an individual, finished in a tie for 72nd place after a final round of 1-over 73. Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen shot 76 in his final round to finish in 86th place.
Mansson finished the tournament with 45 pars in 54 holes, which was the most made by any player in the 87-player field.
Jones made the fourth-most pars for the tournament with 41 pars.
Ruiz made six birdies in the final round giving him 12 for the tournament, which was the fourth-most made for the tournament.
Mansson finished third in par-4 scoring, averaging 3.90 at 3-under par.
Gjesteby had the fourth-lowest par-4 scoring average at 3.93, 2-under par.
STAT OF THE DAY
37- the number of consecutive holes Mansson went without making a bogey, which included two completely bogey free rounds.
"We played pretty well," head coach Greg Priest said. "We didn't move up, but overall I thought we played pretty well for the week. Niclas played really strong, and Jerry being able to shoot 4-under for us today was really good. Overall, I thought we did pretty well. We still have a long way to go, but it is getting closer."
The Bears head to Los Cabos, Mexico on Friday for the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, which runs March 2-4. For live-scoring information throughout the tournament visit golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.