Nov. 5, 2013
KAUAI, Hawaii - The Baylor men's golf team moved up one spot to fifth place after shooting 11-under-par 277 in Tuesday's second round at the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational. The Bears are at 17-under-par 559 after two rounds, leaving them 13 strokes behind tournament leader Cal State Fullerton.
Two Baylor players enter Wednesday's final round in the top 20 individually. Kyle Jones is in fifth place after a second round of 4-under-par 68 moved him to 9-under 135 for the tournament. Andreas Gjesteby posted a career-low of 66 in the second round to move up 38 spots into a tie for 18th place at 4-under 140.
Jerry Ruiz climbed 22 spots on the leader board after firing a second round 68. He is tied for 32nd place at 2-under par 142. Both Charles Neel White and Niclas Mansson shot 3-over 75 in the second round to finish move into ties for 53rd and 60th place, respectively.
Baylor moved in front of San Francisco by one stroke after playing the second round in six fewer strokes than USF.
Gjesteby finished his round bogey free and had six birdies for the day including five on the back nine - his 66 tied for the lowest round in the 93-player field on Tuesday.
Baylor players combined for 17 birdies on the back nine holes, with Ruiz and Gjesteby making five birdies apiece. Jones chipped in four birdies and White added three birdies.
BU combined to shoot 4-under-par on the par-4 14th hole, with Ruiz, Jones, Gjesteby and White making birdies and Mansson adding a par.
Gjesteby made a birdie on the par-3 13th hole, which has been the toughest hole on the course with only 11 birdies through two rounds - that birdie was part of a streak where Gjesteby made six birdies and three pars in a nine-hole stretch.
STAT OF THE DAY
18 - the number of birdies Jones, Ruiz and Gjesteby combined to make. All three had six birdies in the round, and they combined to shoot 14-under on the back nine.
"We just have to finish 18 holes," head coach Greg Priest said. "We let some of them get away from us today. We had a couple of doubles, so that was kind of disappointing that we weren't able to finish our round. We missed a couple of short putts and things like that. We really just want to focus on the process, put 18 holes together and try not to give shots away to finish these rounds."
The Bears wrap up the fall season with Wednesday's final round, which will be an 8 a.m. HT shotgun start. Jones will start on the third tee, Gjesteby on the fourth, White and Ruiz on No. 5, and Mansson on the sixth tee. Live scoring will be available at www.golfstat.com.