Oct. 29, 2013
Dallas -- The Baylor men's golf team shot 5-under-par 350 in Tuesday's final round to finish in third place at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. The Bears finished the 54-hole, six-count-five tournament at 18-under-par 1,048, just three strokes back of second place Stanford.
Five Baylor players finished the tournament in the top 30 individually. Jerry Ruiz tied for 15th place at 4-under-par 209 after a final round 2-under 69. Andreas Gjesteby shot a career-low final round of 67 to move up 17 spots into a tie for 20th place, which was his career-best finish. Charles Neel White, who was playing in the Baylor lineup for the first time, tied with teammate Niclas Mansson in 22nd place at 2-under par 211. Mansson shot a final-round 1-under 70, and White carded a 1-over 72 on Tuesday.
Kyle Jones finished in a tie for 26th place at 1-under par 211, while Filippo Zucchetti finished at 3-over par in a tie for 41st place. Jones shot 1-over 72 and Zucchetti finished the final round at 5-over 76.
Ruiz recorded his third top-15 individual finish in four tournaments this season.
Ruiz eagled hole five and finished the front nine at 3-under 32.
Gjesteby's final round was bogey free and included four birdies, and he finished second in the field with 42 pars over 54 holes.
Jones finished the tournament with a 2.75 scoring average on par-3 holes, tied for second-best in the field.
Ruiz had the tournament's second-best par-5 scoring average at 4.22.
Zucchetti made 13 birdies in the tournament, which tied for fourth-most.
Nine of Baylor's 15 countable rounds in the tournament were at or below par.
Baylor has now placed in the top three in three of its first four tournaments of the season.
STAT OF THE DAY
5 - the number of Baylor players who finished in the top 30 of the 72-player field.
"We moved up a spot today, and it is always good when you can move up," head coach Greg Priest said. "I thought overall we had a pretty solid tournament. We were really able to compete well as a team. The guys are playing pretty well. We just want to continue to play well as a team."
The Bears wrap up the fall season at the Warrior-Wave Intercollegiate in Kauai, Hawaii. The 54-hole event will run Nov. 4-6 at Makai Golf Course. Follow @BaylorMGolf on Twitter for updates throughout the season.