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Men's Golf Claims Hartford Invitational Title by 10 Strokes

Colton Williams finished second overall at 4-under 140.

Colton Williams finished second overall at 4-under 140.

Sept. 30, 2008

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NORTH FALMOUTH, Mass. - The Baylor men's golf team claimed its second tournament title in as many weeks after running away with the Hartford Hawks Invitational Tuesday by a 10-stroke margin.

It marked the second time the Bears have won back-to-back tournaments under head coach Greg Priest. In the spring of 2006, Baylor won the UTSA Roadrunner Intercollegiate and Lexus Invitational in successive weeks.

A day after carding a 4-under 284 as a team, Baylor shot a 6-under 282 to finish as the tournament's only team under par at 10-under. North Carolina State finished second with an even-par 576, followed by Georgia State in third with a 5-over 581. TCU (8-over 584) and Sacramento State (13-over 589) rounded out the top five in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

"The guys played really well today," Priest said. "Ballymeade is a demanding golf course. We kept it in play, hitting a lot of fairways and greens. We did a good job of playing smart golf. I'm pretty proud of them."

For the second consecutive round, junior Colton Williams (Jacksboro, Texas) fired a 2-under 70 to finish second overall with a 4-under 140 - nine strokes behind individual medalist Matt Hill of North Carolina State. Senior Bill Allcorn (Abilene, Texas) finished tied for third with a 3-under 141. Sophomore Cody Paladino (Kensington, Conn.) and redshirt freshman Lorenzo Scotto (Pordenone, Italy) finished with an even-par 144 in a ninth-place tie. Joining Paladino and Scotto in ninth was Cody's older brother, Brent, a senior at William & Mary.

Freshman Joakim Mikkelsen (Drammen, Norway) shot a 1-under 71 on the day to finish tied for 17th at 2-over 146.

Baylor returns to the links Oct. 13-14 when the Bears return to Alabama for the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham. The two-day event will be hosted by the University of Alabama at Old Orchard Country Club.

HARTFORD HAWKS INVITATIONAL (Ballymeade CC; North Falmouth, Mass.)
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 (after final round)

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS (BAYLOR) 2. Colton Williams -4 70 70 140 t3. Bill Allcorn -3 70 71 141 t9. Cody Paladino E 70 74 144 Lorenzo Scotto E 74 70 144 t17. Joakim Mikkelsen +2 75 71 146

TEAM STANDINGS 1. Baylor -10 284 282 566 2. North Carolina State E 293 283 576 3. Georgia State +5 298 283 581 4. TCU +8 292 292 584 5. Sacramento State +13 296 293 589 6. Rhode Island +14 292 298 590 7. Mercer +15 296 296 591 8. SMU +18 307 287 594 9. William & Mary +20 299 297 596 10. Cal Poly +24 302 298 600 11. USC Upstate +26 306 296 602 12. Rutgers +29 301 304 605 13. Loyola College +30 310 296 606 t14. Bryant +31 312 295 607 Seton Hall +31 311 296 607 16. Hartford +32 303 305 608 17. Northern Colorado +33 316 293 609 18. Texas-Pan American +35 311 300 611 19. Weber State +37 310 303 613 20. Connecticut +43 305 314 619 21. Binghamton +44 311 309 620 22. Drexel +56 318 314 632 23. Utah Valley +58 319 315 634

 

 

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