WACO, Texas - Baylor men's golf is back in action at the All-American Intercollegiate, which runs Friday through Sunday at Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. An 18-team field will play three rounds over three days on the 7,096-yard, par-72 course.
No. 5-ranked Baylor matches up against No. 8 Auburn, No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 34 South Carolina, No. 47 Ole Miss, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Georgia State, Houston, Lamar, McNeese State, North Texas, Rice, Sam Houston State, SMU, South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana and UTSA.
Baylor's lineup is led by 2018 Ben Hogan Award watch list member Braden Bailey. The junior from Groves, Texas has played 12 of 15 rounds at or below par this season and is on pace to break the Baylor single-season record with a 69.60 stroke average. He's placed top-10 in all five tournaments during the 2017-18 season, including a first-place finish at the Arizona Intercollegiate.
Bailey is followed by junior Garrett May in the No. 2 spot, senior Matthew Perrine playing at No. 3, freshman Ryan Grider at No. 4 and sophomore Colin Kober making his career-first appearance in the Baylor lineup at the No. 5 slot. Travis McInroe and Mark Reppe will compete as individuals.
May has played nine of 12 rounds at par or better and ranks second on the team with a 70.00 stroke average. He has two top-10 finishes in three multi-team events played, and he won the 27-player Gopher Individual with a school-record-tying final round of 9-under-par 63.
Perrine has a 71.13 stroke average across 15 rounds, eight of which have been played at par or better. He has three top-six finishes in five tournaments this season. Grider has made the Baylor lineup in all six tournaments during his freshman season, posting a 73.33 stroke average across 15 rounds.
Kober has played three tournaments as an individual this season, carding a 71.78 stroke average and six rounds at par or better out of nine rounds played. He won the 44-player Arizona Medalist to open the spring season, and he tied for ninth place at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.
Four players in the BU lineup are ranked among the nation's top 100 individuals in the latest GolfStat NCAA Division I player rankings released Nov. 28. Bailey is No. 9, followed by May at No. 26 and Perrine at No. 76. Kober is No. 227 in the rankings despite playing only two of four events used to calculate the rankings.
Friday's first round begins at 8:30 a.m. CT with tee times from the first and 10th holes. Baylor is paired with Rice and SMU, with Kober teeing off first for the Bears at 9:10 a.m. from the first tee. He'll be followed in eight-minute intervals by Grider, Perrine, May and Bailey, respectively. McInroe tees off at 10:30 a.m., followed by Reppe at 10:38 a.m. Saturday's second round also begins at 8:30 a.m., and Sunday's final round tees off at 8 a.m., with tee times split among the first and 10th tees for all three rounds.
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