April 27, 2004
HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The Baylor men's golf team shot a 299 for a 54-hole total of 895 to finish ninth, but only two strokes out of the Top 5, Tuesday at the 2004 Big 12 Championship hosted by Kansas State at the 6,593-yard, par-70 Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Junior Ryan Baca (Richmond, Texas) fired a final-round 71 to card 215 (71-73-71) for the tournament and finish fifth. Baca moves into sole possession of second place on Baylor's all-time list of Top-5 finishes with 12, seven behind current Nationwide Tour money leader Jimmy Walker. Baca also trails Walker by seven with 19 career Top-10 showings.
Freshman Jeremy Alcorn (Brownwood, Texas) shot a 76 for a total of 221 (74-71-76) to tie for 13th, while senior Jon Antunes (Belton, Texas) also had a final-round 76 for a total of 225 to tie for 26th. Antunes and Baca were two of only three players in the tournament, along with Colorado's Edward McGlasson, not to card a double bogey or worse.
Texas won the championship with a total of 864, six strokes ahead of Oklahoma (870). Oklahoma State finished third (873), Kansas State fourth (881) and Colorado, Kansas and Texas Tech tied for fifth at 893. The Longhorns' Jason Hartwick ran away with the individual title with a 6-under par 204 (70-66-68), nine strokes ahead of Oklahoma's Anthony Kim at 213 (76-70-67). Oklahoma State's Alex Noren and Texas' Farren Keenan tied for third at 214 to edge Baca by one stroke.
The Bears return to action when they travel to The Maxwell hosted by Oklahoma State May 15-16 at Dornick Hills Country Club in Ardmore, Okla.
Baylor Individual Scores 5. Ryan Baca 71-73-71=215 T13. Jeremy Alcorn 74-71-76=221 T29. Jon Antunes 76-73-76=225 T52. Jeremy Frye 78-80-76=234 60. Will Doughtie 80-86-87=253
Team Standings 1. Texas 287-290-287=864 2. Oklahoma 295-292-283=870 3. Oklahoma State 292-285-296=873 4. Kansas State 290-289-302=881 5. Kansas 291-301-301=893 Colorado 295-301-297=893 Texas Tech 294-303-296=893 8. Iowa State 296-298-300=894 9. Baylor 299-297-299=895 10. Texas A&M 294-303-295=904 11. Missouri 299-301-320=920 12. Nebraska 314-299-313=926