May 16, 2014
EUGENE, Ore. - The Baylor men's golf team shot 24-over-par 304 in Friday's second round at the NCAA Eugene Regional, and the Bears are in 11th place for the tournament at 38-over. Baylor is 15 strokes out fifth place, which is the cut to advance to the NCAA National Championships.
Stanford leads the tournament at 2-under-par. Oklahoma remains in second at 7-over-par, while Oregon moved into third place at 9-over-par. South Carolina is in fourth place at 19-over, while North Florida and Houston round out the top five teams in a tie for fifth place at 23-over.
Two Baylor players finished the day in the top half of the individuals. Junior Filippo Zucchetti shot 5-over 75 in his second round to finish the day tied for 31st place at 8-over for the tournament. Sophomore Andreas Gjesteby shot 4-over 74 to move up 11 spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 37th place at 9-over-par 149 heading to the final round.
Every Baylor player had at least one birdie during the second round, and the Bears combined for three birdies on No. 6.
Ruiz birdied hole No. 2, which was playing as the fourth-toughest hole on the course with a scoring average of +0.47 to par in the second round. Only 11 birdies have been made out of 150 times the hole has been played in two rounds.
Jones birdied hole No. 1 two days in a row to represent two of the 26 birdies made on the hole in two days of play.
STAT OF THE DAY
3 - The number of strokes under par the Bears played hole No. 6 as a team. Baylor is 4-under on hole No. 6 for the tournament.
"It was a very disappointing round today and our backs are against the wall," head coach Greg Priest said. "We will need a great round tomorrow, which we are very capable of doing. Eugene Country Club is in perfect condition and playing hard, so we will be up for the challenge."
The Bears are paired with Wichita State and Liberty for Saturday's final round. Tee times begin at 10:25 a.m. CT with Mansson on hole No. 10. Ruiz, Jones, Gjesteby and Zucchetti will follow him in 11-minute intervals, respectively. For live scoring throughout the tournament visit GolfStat.com.