March 15, 2004
AUSTIN, Texas - The Baylor men's golf team rebounded from an opening-round 298 to shoot 288 in the second round and move up to 10th after 36 holes at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate at the 6,906-yard, par-72 Austin Country Club Monday.
After shooting 74 in the first round, junior Ryan Baca led the turnaround by firing a 67 in the second round, including four birdies on his front nine, to move into a tie for sixth. Freshman Jeremy Alcorn was the steadiest Bear on the day, shooting even-par 72 in the first round and a 1-under 71 in the second to tie for 16th.
Freshman Jeremy Frye (76-74=150) is tied for 47th, while senior Jon Antunes (76-76=152) is tied for 59th. Sophomore Will McDonald (80-84=164), who is competing as an individual, is in 79th and senior Will Doughtie (79-89=168), is in 80th.
BYU (281-285=566) leads the tournament at 10-under par, one stroke ahead of TCU (567). Oklahoma State (571) is five strokes back, and Arkansas (572) is six behind. All of the other teams are above par, including Tulsa (579), which rounds out the top 5 at 3-over par.
Arkansas' Andrew Dahl (64-68=132) leads the individual competition at 12-under par, four strokes ahead of BYU's Jake Ellison (65-71=136), five ahead of Oklahoma's Anthony Kim (70-67=137) and eight in front of SMU's Will Dodson (72-68=140) and Pepperdine's Michael Putnam (73-Susp.=-3).
The second round was suspended due to darkness with three teams - Virginia, Pepperdine, Texas A&M - still on the course. They will finish their second rounds before the shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Baylor Individual Scores
T6. Ryan Baca 74-67=141 T16. Jeremy Alcorn 72-71=143 T47. Jeremy Frye 76-74=150 T59. Jon Antunes 76-76=152 *79. Will McDonald 80-84=164 80. Will Doughtie 79-89=168 *Competing as an individual