DALLAS – Baylor men’s golf holds a 13-shot lead after shooting 22-under-par 546 over Monday’s two rounds at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. The Bears had a two-shot lead after shooting 12-under 272 in the first round, marking the fourth time in as many tournaments this season BU has led through 18 holes. Baylor followed with a 10-under-par 274 in the second round.
BU (-22) leads Arkansas (-9), Liberty (-8), Minnesota (-7), New Mexico (-7), Pepperdine (-3), UTSA (-3), Michigan (-3), Kent State (-1), Iowa (+3), SMU (+10), Houston (+16) and Charlotte (+16).
Sophomore Cooper Dossey has a three-stroke lead over the 73-player individual field after shooting 9-under-par 133 on Monday. Dossey posted a 5-under 66 in the first round and a 4-under 67 in the second round, carding 11 birdies, 23 pars and two bogeys.
Junior Braden Bailey is tied for second place at 6-under 136 following rounds of 5-under 66 and 1-under 70. Senior Matthew Perrine is tied for fourth place at 5-under 137 after shooting 1-under 70 and 4-under 67, respectively. Sophomore Colin Kober, who is one of four Bears competing as an individual, is also tied for fourth place at 5-under 137 after scores of 5-under 66 and even-par 71.
Junior Garrett May is tied for 18th place at 2-under 140 following consecutive rounds of 1-under 70. Freshman Ryan Grider rounds out the Baylor lineup in a tie for 53rd place at 5-over 147 after rounds of 4-over 75 and 1-over 72.
Three more Bears joined Kober in competing as individuals. Redshirt freshman Travis McInroe is tied for 25th place at 1-under 141 after shooting 1-over 72 and 2-under 69, respectively. Freshman Mark Reppe is tied for 40th place at 2-over 144 following a first-round 2-over 73 and a second-round even-par 71. Redshirt sophomore Austin Cotton is tied for 58th place at 6-over 148 after shooting 2-over 73 and 4-over 75.
• Baylor leads the 13-team field in par-5 scoring at 18-under 4.40 and par-4 scoring at 4-under 3.96.
• Baylor ranks second in the field with 38 birdies and tied for second with 119 pars.
• Cooper Dossey is tied for the lead in the 73-player field with a 5-under 3.77 par-4 scoring average.
• Dossey is tied for second in par-5 scoring at 4-under 4.33 and tied for 17th in par-3 scoring at even-par 3.00.
• Colin Kober is tied for second in par-3 scoring at 2-under 2.75.
• Mark Reppe is tied for sixth in par-3 scoring at 1-under 2.88.
• Braden Bailey is tied for fourth in par-4 scoring at 4-under 3.82.
• Matthew Perrine is tied for second in par-5 scoring at 4-under 4.33 and ranks seventh in par-4 scoring at 3-under 3.86.
• Travis McInroe is tied for eighth in par-4 scoring at 2-under 3.91.
• Garrett May and Ryan Grider are tied for second in par-5 scoring at 4-under 4.33.
• May made Baylor’s only eagle of the day, needing three shots in the second round on the 512-yard, par-5 18th hole. It was one of seven eagles made on the first day of the tournament.
• Dossey is tied for third in the field with 11 birdies, while Kober and Bailey are tied for fifth with 10 birdies and McInroe is tied for eighth with nine birdies across 36 holes.
• May is tied for fifth with 27 pars, and Austin Cotton is tied for eighth with 26 pars over two rounds.
• Dossey’s 5-under 66 in the first round tied his best round in two years at Baylor.
• Kober’s 5-under 66 in the first round was four strokes better than his previous best collegiate round, and he’s now shot par or better in four of five rounds this season.
• McInroe’s second-round of 2-under 69 was his best collegiate round.
STAT OF THE DAY
12 - Baylor players combined to shoot 12 of 16 rounds at or below par on Monday, including all eight of the BU lineup’s counting scores. Dossey, Bailey, Perrine, May and Kober posted two rounds each at par or better, while McInroe and Reppe both had one round at par or better.
Tuesday’s final round is a staggered shotgun start. Teams in third through 13th place will begin on different holes at 8:30 a.m. CT, while second-place Arkansas will start from No. 1 at 8:40 a.m. and the first-place Bears will tee off on No. 1 at 8:50 a.m. For live scoring information throughout the tournament, visit www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates throughout the season.