Cody Paladino secured Baylor's individual match win Tuesday.
March 22, 2011
BALL GROUND, Ga. – The Baylor men’s golf team wrapped up match play Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to Big 12 rival Texas in the Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship. The Bears, seeded 13th in three-day event, concluded match play 0-4 (4-16 in individual matches), finishing 16th.
“This week definitely didn’t go the way we had hoped,” head coach Greg Priest said. “There’s still plenty of work to be done, but this event provided us with some good experience in this format.”
Senior Cody Paladino carded Baylor’s lone individual win Tuesday, defeating Texas’ Julio Vegas, 4 and 2. Paladino led for the first eight holes before Vegas squared the match on No. 7. The Kensington, Conn., product then regained the lead for good on the ensuing hole.
“All we can do now is try to get one more shot at match play and that would be at the NCAA Championships,” Priest said. “While it was good prep for us, we just didn’t play well. We have a short turnaround with the Border Olympics this weekend so we don’t have time to feel sorry for ourselves.
“We have to pick ourselves up and get out on the course again and play our game,” Priest said.
In the top lineup spot, Texas’ Dylan Frittelli defeated sophomore Ryan O’Rear, 5 and 4. At the No. 2 spot, Texas’ Bobby Hudson knocked off sophomore Jerry Ruiz, 4 and 3, while Payne Gniewek fell 2 and 1 to Texas’ Cody Gribble in the third match. In the final match, Texas’ Johnathan Schnitzer defeated sophomore Matthew Seligmann, 6 and 5.
Baylor returns to Texas for the Border Olympics, which will be held March 25-26 at Laredo Country Club. Live scoring for all three rounds will be available at www.golfstat.com.
| Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship
| Fourth Round (No. 7 Texas def. No. 13 Baylor, 4-1)
Dylan Frittelli (Texas) def. Ryan O'Rear (Baylor), 5 and 4
Bobby Hudson (Texas) def. Jerry Ruiz (Baylor), 4 and 3
Cody Gribble (Texas) def. Payne Gniewek (Baylor), 2 and 1
Cody Paladino (Baylor) def. Julio Vegas (Texas), 4 and 2
Johnathan Schnitzer (Texas) def. Matthew Seligmann (Baylor), 6 and 5