Oct. 8, 2001
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -
Behind freshman Ryan Baca and sophomore Adam Meyer's performance, the 36th ranked Baylor men's golf team stands in sixth place after the first two rounds of the Purina Classic in St. Charles, Mo., Monday.
Baylor (579) is 10 strokes off the lead, after shooting rounds of 289 and 290.
Illinois leads the 15-team after shooting a one-over 569 followed by Kansas (573), Missouri (574), and Purdue (576). Arkansas State (577) stands two shots in front of Baylor in fifth place.
Baca, a freshman from Sugar Land, Texas, is tied for 11th overall after shooting opening rounds of 72 and 71. Meyer opened the day with a 3-under 68 but finished with a 75, tying him with Baca for 11th.
Junior Jamie McLeary is tied for 23rd overall after rebounding from an opening round 74 by shooting an even-par 71 in the second round. Freshman Derek Abel from Plano, Texas, also placed well, opening the tournament with a 75 and finishing with a 73.
Sophomore Will Doughtie is currently tied for 66th overall. Doughtie followed an opening round 75 with a 78.
The final round will begin Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. at the Missouri Bluffs Golf Club in St. Charles.