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Men's Golf in 13th at Royal Oaks

Charles Neel White is playing in his first tournament at Baylor.

Charles Neel White is playing in his first tournament at Baylor.

Oct. 29, 2012


Royal Oaks Intercollegiate Day One Results Get Acrobat Reader

DALLAS – Baylor men’s golf is in 13th place after the first day in the 2012 Royal Oaks Intercollegiate at the par-71, 7,068-yard Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas. The Bears are co-hosting the tournament with SMU.

Baylor (+9; 577) was in fifth place after shooting even par 284 in the opening round, but the Bears slipped to 13th with a 9-over 293 in the second round. Texas Tech (-11; 557) holds the lead entering Tuesday’s final round, followed by Oklahoma State (-9; 559) and Iowa (-8; 560).

The Bears’ lowest individual score came from Matthew Seligmann (+2, 74-70=144), who is playing as an individual, along with Charles Neel White (+5, 75-72=147).

Baylor’s lineup features three players tied for 38th individually. Filippo Zucchetti (+3, 73-72=145), Kyle Jones (+3, 72-73=145) and Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen (+3, 73-72=145) have the Bears’ best totals entering the final round. Niclas Mansson (+4, 69-77=146) shot the team’s lowest round of the day one with 2-under 69 in the first round, but he’s tied for 47th place after shooting 6-over in the second round. Andreas Gjesteby (+4, 70-76=146) is tied with Mansson.

SMU’s Maxine Blandin (-9, 70-63=133) holds the individual lead by two strokes, followed by a three-way tie in second place between Oklahoma State’s Kevin Dougherty (-7, 68-67=135) and Ian Davis (-7, 66-69=135) and Iowa’s Ian Vandersee (-7, 65-70=135). Blandin is playing as an individual in his first career tournament.

Texas Tech’s Finley Ewing (-6, 75-61=136) shot the lowest round of the day with a 10-under 61 in the second round. There was also a hole-in-one in each round, as Texas Tech’s Nathan Weant aced the 16th hole in the first round and Texas A&M’s Ryan Kelley sank his shot off the tee on the eighth hole in the second round.

Ewing’s 61 was three shots better than the previous tournament record, while Blandin’s second-round 63 was the second-lowest round in the tournament’s five-year history.

Tuesday’s final round is scheduled for tee times off the first and 10th tees starting at 8:30 a.m. Gjesteby will tee off on the 10th hole at 8:35 a.m., and he’ll be followed in 10-minute intervals by Mansson, Bjerch-Andresen, Jones and Zucchetti. White and Seligmann also start from the 10th tee at 8:45 a.m. and 9:05 a.m., respectively.

Live scoring is available through www.GolfStat.com, and additional information can be found on the tournament central page at BaylorBears.com: http://www.baylorbears.com/sports/m-golf/12royaloaks.html.


 

 

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