March 17, 2007
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LAREDO, Texas -
The Baylor men's golf team used a 281, its lowest round of the tournament, to finish in second place overall at the Border Olympics held on Friday and Saturday at the Laredo Country Club.
The Bears, who shot four-under par in round one and one-over par in round two, had three of their four scoring players shoot under par in the third round to secure the second place position ahead of Vanderbilt by four strokes. Lamar used an 18-under par second round to take the team title at 29-under par.
"Today was pretty much ideal conditions," said head coach Greg Priest. "There was no wind, and the weather was perfect. We gave a few shots back in today's round, but it is good to be back at the top of the leaderboard and finish in second."
Jeremy Alcorn (Brownwood, Texas) and Wes Williams (Franklin, Tenn.) were the top individual finishers for the Bears, tying for seventh place at four-under par. Alcorn fired a four-under round of 68 after finishing at even par through two rounds, while Williams, competing as an unattached individual, dropped a stroke to finish at four-under par.
"It was really good to see Jeremy [Alcorn] get back for his first tournament of the spring," said Priest. "And I thought that Wes [Williams] had a great first round, and played really well as an individual."
Justin Harding of Lamar recorded three rounds under par on his way to a final total of 10-under par and the individual title.
Colton Williams (Jacksboro, Texas) and Jeremy Frye (Palestine, Texas) were both able to overcome second-round 73s to tie for 12th place overall with scores of two-under par.
"Our morning round yesterday started a little rough," said Priest. "I think Colton [Williams] was about four-over par through six holes, but he battled back and played some strong golf, and finished the round at one-under par."
Chase Thomas (Dallas, Texas) shot an even-par 72 to finish the tournament at even par and a tie for 21st overall. Bill Allcorn (Abilene, Texas) struggled to a third-round 75 to tie for 32nd overall at four-over par for three rounds.
Baylor returns to action on March 25-27 as the Bears travel to Awendaw, S.C. to participate in the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate.