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Men's Golf Finishes 11th at NIT

March 23, 2009

Final National Invitational Tournament Results in PDF Format Get Acrobat Reader

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Baylor men’s golf team struggled in the final round of the National Invitational Tournament, shooting 18-over Monday to finish 11th overall at 23-over 887. Baylor, ranked 34th in the latest Golfstat NCAA Head-to-Head Standings, finished three strokes ahead of SMU (26-over 890) in 12th place.

New Mexico claimed the NIT title, shooting 14-under as a team. The Lobos finished seven strokes ahead of second-place Arizona at 7-under. TCU finished in third at 3-under 861, followed by UNLV in fourth place at 1-under 863 and California in fifth at 4-over 868.

New Mexico’s Nick Geyer won individual medalist honors, firing a 9-under 207 – two strokes ahead of TCU’s James Sacheck (7-under 209) in second place. Arizona’s Philip Bagdade finished in third at 6-under 210.

Sophomore Cody Paladino carded the best final-round score by a Baylor golfer with a 3-over 75. The Kensington, Conn., native recorded two bogeys and a double-bogey on the front nine before rebounding with two birdies on the back nine. Paladino finished tied for 27th at 4-over 220. Norwegian freshmen Joakim Mikkelsen and Morten Bergan finished tied for 35th at 6-over 222. Mikkelsen shot a final-round 3-over 75, while Bergan fired a 5-over 77.

Senior Bill Allcorn finished fourth among Baylor golfers with a 56th-place showing at 10-over 226. Allcorn’s front nine featured two birdies and two double-bogeys, but the Abilene native found himself in some trouble on the back nine, posting four-straight bogeys. He finished 9-over for the day. Lorenzo Scotto carded an eagle on the par 5 No. 10 hole, but finished the final round with a quadruple-bogey to finish tied for 62nd overall.

The Baylor men’s golf team returns to action Monday, March 30 and Tuesday, March 31 when the Bears participate at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin.

Cody Paladino
71-74-75=220 +4
t35 Joakim Mikkelsen 76-71-75=222 +6
t35 Morten Bergan
71-74-77=222 +6
Bill Allcorn
75-72-79=226 +10
t62 Lorenzo Scotto 74-73-80=227 +11
1 [46] New Mexico 280-280-290=850
2 [38] Arizona 289-279-289=857
3 [17] TCU 285-283-293=861
4 [11] UNLV 286-277-300=863
5 [36] California 283-293-292=868
6 Kent State 289-283-299=871
7 [13] Texas 282-293-297=872
8 [32] Colorado State 295-286-299=880
9 Tulsa 290-297-296=883
10 [38] Arizona "B" 290-291-304=885
11 BAYLOR 291-290-306=887
12 SMU 290-297-303=890 +26
297-293-311=901 +37
14 Houston 301-295-310=906 +42
15 Wyoming 310-294-303=919 +55



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