March 25, 2008
AWENDAW, S.C. -
The Baylor men's golf team shot 282, its best round of the tournament by nine strokes, on Tuesday to finish in a tie for 12th place overall at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. The Bears failed to finish in the top 10 for the first time in nine tournaments.
The Bears, who sat in 15th place after the first and second rounds, shot 2-under par as a team on Tuesday to improve two spots to 13th. Baylor finished just five shots out of 10th place. Entering this week's tournament, Baylor had finished in the top 10 in all eight tournaments this year, including five top-five finishes and two tournament titles.
North Carolina State won the team title, shooting 14-under par for the tournament. The Wolfpack's Matt Hill won the individual title, finishing the tournament at 9-under par.
After carding just one round of even-par or better in the first two rounds, an even-par 71 by Cody Paladino on Monday, the Bears shot three rounds of even-par or better in Tuesday's final round.
Colton Williams led the way for Baylor in the third round with a 2-under par 69. He finished the tournament at 5-over par to finish in a tie for 33rd overall. Jeff Gerlich shot 70 on Tuesday to finish the third round at 1-under par. The sophomore finished the tournament in a tie for 51st overall at 10-over par.
Bill Allcorn bounced back from a second-round 80 to card an even-par 71 in Tuesday's third round. Allcorn ended the tournament in a tie for 67th overall at 14-over par.
Cody Paladino shot 1-over par in Tuesday's round to finish the tournament in a tie for 35th at 6-over par. Wes Williams shot 73 in the third round to finish at 11-over par in a tie for 55th overall.
Baylor returns to action on April 11-13 as the Bears travel to compete in the ASU Thunderbird Invitational at the Karsten Course on the campus of Arizona State.
T12 Baylor +27 306-291-282=879
T33 Colton Williams +5 77-72-69=218
T35 Cody Paladino +6 76-71-72=219
T51 Jeff Gerlich +10 79-74-70=223
T55 Wes Williams +11 77-74-73=224
T67 Bill Allcorn +14 76-80-71=227