April 29, 2009
Final Big 12 Championship Results in PDF Format
HUTCHINSON, Kan. – For the second day in a row, Baylor senior Bill Allcorn shot an even-par 70 Wednesday, but he was unable to hold on to lead, finishing second overall at the 2009 Big 12 Men’s Championship at Prairie Dunes.
Allcorn took an early two-stroke lead at Prairie Dunes after a birdie on the No. 6 hole. However, Oklahoma State’s Morgan Hoffmann made a final-round surge, shooting 4-under on the day to win the individual conference title – three shots ahead of the second-place Allcorn. Kansas State’s Robert Streb finished third with an even-par 280, followed by Texas A&M’s Bronson Burgoon and Oklahoma State’s Rickie Fowler in fourth and fifth place, respectively. Allcorn finished at 1-under 279 for the tournament, posting Baylor’s best individual performance at the Big 12 Championship since Worth Williams took home the title in 2001.
“Bill gives us momentum heading to the NCAA Regionals,” head men’s golf coach Greg Priest said. “Overall, we played well for the championship, but our play dropped off today. Kansas State had the tournament’s lowest round today, so it’s not like we handed it to them.”
For his top-10 finish, Allcorn was named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team. He becomes the eighth Baylor golfer to earn All-Tournament recognition and the program’s 10th Big 12 All-Tournament honor.
“Bill had a great run, just an outstanding tournament all week,” Priest said. “He just happened to get beat by Morgan [Hoffmann] who shot the lowest round of the championship.”
For the second-straight season, Baylor finished fifth overall with a final tally of 54-over 1174, four shots behind fourth-place Kansas State (50-over 1170). Oklahoma State claimed the Big 12 title for the third consecutive season, finishing at 29-over 1149. Colorado came in second at 43-over 1163, followed by Texas A&M at 47-over 1167 in third place.
Baylor now has four top-five finishes in 13 Big 12 Championship appearances.
2008 All-Big 12 performer Colton Williams was Baylor’s second-highest finisher in 11th place. Williams shot a 73 Wednesday to finish at 15-over 295. Freshman Joakim Mikkelsen concluded the final round one shot behind Williams in a five-way tie for 12th at 16-over 296.
Sophomore Austin Berkovsky matched his third-round score with a 75 during Wednesday’s final round. The Aledo, Texas, native finished with a 24-over 304. Cody Paladino’s struggles continued into the final round Wednesday as he shot an 11-over 81 for the second consecutive round to finish 60th overall with a 46-over 326.
Baylor must now await its NCAA postseason fate and its active streak of 11 consecutive NCAA regional appearances. The Division I Men’s Golf Selection announcement will be made on Monday, May 4, at 5 p.m.
2009 BIG 12 MEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP (Prairie Dunes G&CC; Hutchinson, Kan.)
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 (final)
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (BAYLOR)
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