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Men's Golf Leads By Four at Louisiana Classics

Junior Jeremy Alcorn is tied for the lead as the Bears hold the overall lead at the Louisiana Classics.

Junior Jeremy Alcorn is tied for the lead as the Bears hold the overall lead at the Louisiana Classics.

March 6, 2006

LAFAYETTE, La. - The 12th-ranked Baylor men's golf team continued its hot streak, shooting 21-under par 555, to take a four-stroke lead after the first two rounds of the Louisiana Classics Monday at the 7,002-yard, par-72 Oakbourne Country Club. The Bears, in search of their third consecutive victory, collectively shot nine out of 10 rounds at even-par or better.

Junior Jeremy Alcorn (Brownwood, Texas) opened with a 3-under par 69, then followed with a 5-under par 67 and is tied for the individual lead at 8-under par 136. Alcorn has four career victories, two behind senior teammate Ryan Baca (Richmond, Texas), the leader on Baylor's all-time list.

Baca, who has finished first each of the last three tournaments, is still in the hunt for a fourth straight title as he is tied for fourth three strokes back at 139. He opened with a 4-under par 68, then carded a 1-under par 71 in the second round.

Junior Jeremy Frye (Palestine, Texas) is also trying to keep a streak alive as he has finished in the top 10 in the last two tournaments. He is alone in seventh, four strokes behind at 140, after an even-par 72, then a 4-under par 68.

Sophomore Wes Williams (Franklin, Tenn.) is tied for 14th at 2-under par 142. He shot an even-par 72 in the first, then a 2-under par 70 in the afternoon. Sophomore Brian Meck (Austin, Texas), who has been solid in the No. 5 spot, is tied for 23rd at 1-under par 143. Meck opened with a 2-under par and shot the Bears' only above par round of the day with a 1-over par 73 in the second.

Alcorn is tied with Houston's Ricky Romano, who shot back-to-back rounds of 68 for his 8-under par 136. Houston's Kevin Newman is alone in third, one stroke behind at 137 (67-70), and is two strokes up on the three-man, fourth-place group that includes Baca.

 

 

The Bears, which shot 9-under par 279 in the morning and the lowest round of the tournament with a 12-under par 276 in the afternoon, have a four-stroke lead over Houston, which shot 559 (281-278). Missouri trails by 12 strokes at 567 (282-285), while Southeastern Louisiana (293-277) and SMU (289-281) are tied for fourth, 15 strokes behind at 570.

The tournament concludes with the third and final round Tuesday beginning at 8 a.m.

Baylor Individual Results
T1. Jeremy Alcorn   69-67=136 (-8)
T4. Ryan Baca       68-71=139 (-5)
7. Jeremy Frye      72-68=140 (-4)
T14. Wes Williams   72-70=142 (-2)
T23. Brian Meck     70-73=143 (-1)

Team Standings 1. BAYLOR 279-276=555 (-21) 2. Houston 281-278=551 3. Missouri 282-285=567 T4. SE Louisiana 293-277=570 T4. SMU 289-281=570 6. Memphis 291-280=571 7. Tulsa 287-285=572 8. Kent State 288-287=575 T9. Colorado 290-288=578 T9. Rice 287-291=578 11. Louisiana-Lafayette 290-293=583 12. North Texas 287-305=592 13. Louisiana Tech 311-294=605 14. Texas State 297-311=608 15. Tulane 307-316=623

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