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Bears Finish 14th at Southern Highlands

Ryan O'Rear carded one an eagle during Sunday's final round.

Ryan O'Rear carded one an eagle during Sunday's final round.

March 13, 2011


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LAS VEGAS - Baylor was unable to make up any ground in Sunday’s final round as the men’s golf team finished 14th at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. The Bears shot a final-round 306 to finish at 48-over-par (305-301-306=912).

Big 12 rival Oklahoma State made up a 10-stroke deficit Sunday to win the tournament title by seven strokes, finishing at 1-under 863. No. 11 Texas A&M finished second at 6-over 870, followed by No. 23 Cal at 9-over 873. No. 1 UCLA came in fourth at 12-over, while No. 28 Arizona State rounded out the top five in fifth place at 25-over 889. Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann claimed individual medalist honors, carding a three-day score of 10-under 206, and holding off Texas A&M’s Jordan Russell (8-under 208) by two strokes.

“We had opportunities Sunday, but we didn’t step up when we need to,” head coach Greg Priest said. “We still have a lot of work to do.”

Sophomore Ryan O’Rear tallied Baylor’s second eagle of the tournament Sunday, posting the Bears’ top finish with a 33rd-place showing at 9-over-par (75-73-77=225). Joakim Mikkelsen (79-74-74=227) carded Baylor’s best final-round score with a 74 to finish tied with teammate Jerry Ruiz (75-74-78=227) at 11-over-par. Senior Cody Paladino tied for 65th at 18-over 234, while Lorenzo Scotto finished 73rd with a final score of 27-over-par.

“Playing at Southern Highlands was a great opportunity for us to compete against a great field,” Priest said. “We’ll definitely benefit from it. We need to come through in those moments that matter most.”

Baylor will briefly step out of stroke play March 20-22 when it competes in the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship at Ball Ground, Ga.


 

 

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