March 24, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The Baylor men’s golf team shot 3-under-par 573 over 36 holes during Monday’s first day of play at the Lone Star Invitational. The Bears enter Tuesday’s final round in a tie for third place with Southeastern Louisiana.
New Mexico leads the tournament at 13-under-par, followed by second place Purdue at 4-under-par. Baylor shot 2-over in the second round to move down into a tie for third place. Rice rounds out the top five teams at 1-under going into Tuesday’s final round.
Two Baylor players are in the top 10 individuals. Junior Niclas Mansson is tied for fourth place after an opening round of 4-under-par 68, followed by a 1-under 71. Junior Kyle Jones finished the day tied for 10th place at 2-under par after shooting even-par in the first round and 2-under 70 on his second trip through the course.
Senior Jerry Ruiz is in a tie for 27th place at 1-over-par after an opening round of 2-under-par 70 was followed by a round of 3-over 75. Andreas Gjesteby shot 2-over in his second round to finish the day tied for 38th place. Patrick Bailey, who is competing as an individual, is tied for 57th place at 6-over-par 150 headed into the final round. Filippo Zucchetti finished the day in a tie for 73rd place at 10-over-par 154.
• All Baylor players made at least three birdies in the first round followed by at least two birdies in the second round.
• Jones birdied holes six and seven in both of his rounds on Monday.
• Mansson had four birdies and no bogeys in his first nine holes of the tournament to shoot 4-under 32 at the midway point of his round.
• Jones birdied hole No. 15 in the first round, accounting for one of only nine birdies made on the hole in 168 rounds played on Monday.
STAT OF THE ROUND
6 - the number of birdies made by Baylor players on holes 11 and 13 in the second round.
Tuesday’s final round will be an 8:30 a.m. CT shotgun start. Jones and Mansson will begin on the first hole, while Ruiz, Gjesteby and Zucchetti will tee off from holes No. 3, 4 and 5, respectively. Bailey will being his day on the 15th tee. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.