April 26, 2014
TRINITY, Texas - The Baylor men's golf team moved up to sixth place after shooting 4-over-par 292 in Saturday's third round at the Big 12 Men's Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Club. Baylor heads into Sunday's final round with an overall score of 27-over 891.
Andreas Gjesteby leads Baylor after shooting an even-par 72 on Saturday, placing him in a tie for 19th place at 7-over-par (223) overall, and 12 strokes behind tournament leader Julien Brun (-5, 211) from TCU. Kyle Jones (+8, 224) also shot even-par 72 in the third round, placing him in a tie for 23rd place, and Niclas Mansson (+9, 225) is tied for 26th place after shooting 1-over 73 on Saturday. Filippo Zucchetti (+10, 226) shot 3-over 75 and is in 30th place, and Jerry Ruiz (+13, 229) recorded a 4-over 76 is tied for 33rd place.
Baylor heads to the final round at the tournament trailing tournament leader Texas Tech (+2, 866) by 25 strokes. The Bears also trail Texas (+3, 867), Iowa State (+19, 883), Oklahoma State (+23, 887), and TCU (+23, 887), while Oklahoma (+29, 893), Kansas (+36, 900) and Kansas State (+61, 925) are behind Baylor.
Baylor had 13 birdies during the third round, including a team-high five from Jones.
As a team, Baylor shot 3-under-par on No. 12 and 1-under on No. 1 and No. 6.
Gjesteby and Ruiz are tied for third in par-3 scoring average with an even-par average of 3.00.
Gjesteby is one of only five golfers with an eagle in the tournament - he made eagle on the par-5 12th hole, recording the tournament's only third-round eagle.
Baylor's 4-over 292 was the third-best score of the day, trailing only Texas Tech (+1, 289) and Iowa State (+3, 291).
STAT OF THE DAY
1 - the number of eagles during the third round of the Big 12 Men's Golf Championship. Gjesteby had the lone eagle on No. 12.
"We did a better job today and got a pretty good round in," head coach Greg Priest said. "This golf course just never lets up on you, and we just have to stay focused and keep grinding. If we can do that we can move up on the leaderboard."
Baylor players begin Sunday's final round on the first hole at 7:30 a.m. CT. Ruiz tees off first, followed by Zucchetti at 7:40 a.m., Mansson at 7:50 a.m., Jones at 8 a.m. and Gjesteby at 8:10 a.m. The Bears will be paired with players from TCU and Oklahoma State in the final round. Live stats can be found at www.golfstat.com.