BRYAN, Texas – Baylor men’s golf shot 4-under-par 284 in Sunday’s final round at Traditions Golf Club, climbing three spots to finish in seventh place at the 2018 Aggie Invitational in Bryan, Texas. The Bears posted the second-lowest final round in the 14-team field and finished the 54-hole tournament at 32-over-par 896.
No. 10 Baylor (+32) began the final round in 10th place and jumped in front of No. 16 Arkansas (+34), Michigan (+36) and North Texas (+51). The Bears also recorded wins over No. 6 Texas Tech (+47), New Mexico (+67), New Mexico State (+67) and Denver (+68). BU placed behind No. 1 Oklahoma State (+5), No. 31 Kent State (+12), No. 12 LSU (+18), No. 2 Texas A&M (+18), No. 8 Alabama (+19) and Houston (+30).
Garrett May led the Bears with a 3-under-69 in the final round, which moved him up 14 spots on the leaderboard to finish tied for 12th place at 4-over 220. He’s placed top-12 in six consecutive tournaments and has played a team-high 18 of 24 rounds at par or better.
Braden Bailey and Matthew Perrine posted matching rounds of even-par 72 on Sunday, and they finished tied for 15th place at 6-over 222. It was Bailey’s best finish since opening the spring season winning medalist honors at the Arizona Intercollegiate, while Perrine posted his sixth top-12 finish in nine events this season. Bailey’s final round was his 15th of 27 rounds at par or better this season, and Perrine recorded his 14th par or better round of the season.
Colin Kober carded the Bears’ final counting score with a final round of 1-under 71, which moved him up 11 spots into a tie for 50th place at 16-over 232. He improved throughout the tournament, shaving seven strokes off his total from the first to second round and six more strokes off for the final round. Kober has played nine of 18 rounds at par or better this season.
Cooper Dossey shot 3-over 75 in the final round to climb seven spots into a tie for 61st place at 20-over 236. It was Dossey’s first tournament in 2018, as he missed the Bears’ previous four spring tournaments with a wrist injury.
• Baylor finished tied for second in the 14-team field in par-3 scoring at 16-over 3.27.
• The Bears tied for seventh in par-4 scoring at 39-over 4.26 and finished eighth in par-5 scoring at 3-under 4.95.
• Baylor posted the seventh-most birdies with 38 and tied for sixth with 156 pars.
• Braden Bailey finished tied for eighth in the 78-player field in par-3 scoring at 1-over 3.08 and tied for 20th in par-5 scoring at 2-under 4.83.
• Matthew Perrine tied for 10th in par-3 scoring at 2-over 3.17 and tied for 20th in par-4 scoring at 5-over 4.17.
• Garrett May tied for 12th in par-5 scoring at 3-under 4.75 and tied for 16th in par-4 scoring at 4-over 4.13.
• Perrine tied for fourth in the field with 36 pars across 54 holes, while May tied for eighth with 35 pars.
• Bailey carded a team-high 10 birdies, which tied for 15th-most in the field, and May tied for 17th with nine birdies.
STAT OF THE DAY
4 – Baylor players post four rounds at par or better on Sunday and posted a team-score of 4-under, which was the second-best round of the day. The best score by a BU golfer in Saturday’s first two rounds of the tournament was Garrett May’s second round of 1-over 73.
“Today’s round was especially important for this team,” head coach Mike McGraw said. “It will help build momentum heading into Arizona next week. It was great to see Colin Kober get an under-par final round, and Garrett May continued his great play.”
Baylor returns to action in six days at the ASU Invitational, which runs April 14-15 at Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, Ariz. The ASU Invite is the Bears’ final tournament before the Big 12 Championship, which will be played April 23-25 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla. Follow @BaylorMGolf on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates throughout the season.