TULSA, Okla. – Baylor men’s golf is in fifth place after shooting 21-over-par 581 across two rounds of Big 12 Championship play on Monday at Southern Hills Country Club. BU is 12 shots back of the lead with two rounds remaining.
The Bears were in third place after shooting 13-over 293 in the first round and moved down two spots after shooting 8-over 288 in the second round. Baylor (+21) trails Iowa State (+9), No. 3 Oklahoma (+11), No. 1 Oklahoma State (+14) and No. 14 Texas (+17). The Bears lead No. 12 Texas Tech (+24), No. 44 Kansas (+25), No. 31 TCU (+28), West Virginia (+31) and Kansas State (+34).
Three Baylor players are among the top 15 individuals at the tournament’s midway point. Baylor is led by junior Braden Bailey, who shot 1-over 71 in the first round and 2-over 72 in the second round to sit tied for eighth place at 3-over 143. Bailey is four shots back of the individual lead, which is held by OSU’s Viktor Hovland and 1-under 139.
Sophomore Cooper Dossey is tied for 11th place at 4-over 144 after rounds of 7-over 77 and 3-under 67. Senior Matthew Perrine is tied for 14th place at 5-over 145 with rounds of 1-over 71 and 4-over 74. Freshman Colin Kober is tied for 37th place at 9-over 149 following rounds of 4-over 74 and 5-over 75. Junior Garrett May is tied for 43rd place at 13-over 153 after shooting 7-over 77 and 6-over 76.
Baylor’s first round score of 13-over 293 was third-best in the field, and the Bears fell two spots despite tying the fourth-best second round score at 8-over 288. The first round was played with the course at 7,158 yards, while the second round layout was 6,662 yards. Tuesday’s third round will be played at 6,968 yards, and Wednesday’s final round will be 7,084 yards.
• Baylor is third in the 10-team field in par-4 scoring at 21-over 4.18. The Bears are tied for sixth in par-5 scoring at 1-under 4.95 and rank ninth in par-3 scoring at 14-over 3.35.
• Baylor’s 108 pars across two rounds are tied for fourth-most in the field.
• The Bears are tied for sixth in the tournament with 21 birdies.
• Braden Bailey is tied for fourth in par-4 scoring at 1-over 4.04.
• Cooper Dossey is tied for eighth in par-4 scoring at 3-over 4.13 and tied for eighth in par-5 scoring at 1-under 4.75.
• Matthew Perrine is tied for 14th in par-4 scoring at 4-over 4.17 and tied for 16th in par-3 scoring at 1-over 3.13.
• Dossey is tied for fifth with 25 pars across 36 holes, one back of the tournament lead.
• Perrine and Bailey are tied for seventh with six birdies.
STAT OF THE DAY
4-under – Cooper Dossey was 8-over through his first 17 holes on Monday, but he played the next 19 holes at 4-under, making four birdies and 15 pars to climb 28 spots for 39th place to 11th place. He was one of two players in the field to climb 20+ spots between the first and second rounds. Dossey made three birdies in a six-hole span, starting with a birdie on No. 9 to finish his first round, followed by birdies on Nos. 1 and 5 to begin the second round. He was one of only three players to birdie the 454-yard, par-4 first hole in the second round.
“We just didn’t maximize either of these rounds today,” head coach Mike McGraw said. “We left a lot of shots out there.”
Baylor is paired with Texas Tech on the first tee for Tuesday’s third round. May is up first at 8:45 a.m. CT, and he’ll be followed in nine-minute intervals by Kober, Perrine, Dossey and Bailey, respectively. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates throughout the season.