Sept. 24, 2002
LAWRENCE, Kan. -
Sophomore Ryan Baca achieved his second career individual title and helped Baylor clinch the team championship at the Kansas Invitational Tuesday.
Baca (68-68-73=209) followed Monday's rounds of 68 by shooting a third round 73 for a three-round score of 209. Baca won the individual medal by three strokes over Chris Marshall of Kansas. Baylor (285-279-299=863) captured the team title by nine strokes despite shooting 11 over par on Tuesday.
The host Jayhawks (872) finished runner up by four strokes over Wichita State (876). Iowa State (880) and Northern Iowa (886) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
Three Bears finished in the top-10. Junior Will Doughtie (71-71-76=218) shot a closing round 76 to finish tied for ninth along with teammate Jamie McLeary (72-70-76=218) who also shot four over par today. The finish was Doughtie's sixth top-10 finish of his career and McLeary's fifth.
Junior Adam Meyer (74-70-75=219) shot a final round 75 to finish tied for 17th. Sophomore Derek Abel (77-76-75=228) shot his best round of the tournament Tuesday and finished tied for 46th.
This was Baylor's 12th straight regular season tournament finish in the top five.
The 17th-ranked Bears will next compete on Oct. 7 and 8 when they travel to Columbia, Mo., when the Bears compete at the Missouri Bluffs Intercollegiate. The Bears won last year's tournament that featured a 20-team field.