Feb. 19, 2002
VICTORIA, Texas -
Baylor's men's golf team shot a 298 Tuesday to win the Udamon Southwest Classic by 11 strokes over Texas-San Antonio. Baylor sophomore Will Doughtie (70-71-75=216) took home the individual medal by shooting a three-round even-par 216.
It is Baylor's (292-295-298=885) second straight victory in the Southwest Classic. It's the Bear's first victory of the spring season and the third straight tournament where a Baylor golfer has taken home the individual medal.
Junior Jamie McLeary (73-76-71=220) picked up his second top-10 finish of his career. McLeary shot a one-under 71 Tuesday to finish tied for third, just four shots behind Doughtie.
Wichita State (898) finished two strokes behind Texas-San Antonio (896) for third. New Mexico State (899) and Oral Roberts (903) finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Rounding out the field of 11 were Louisiana Tech (913), Southwest Texas (914), Rice (916), Stephen F. Austin (922), Texas-Pan American (925), and Iowa State (928).
Freshman Ryan Baca (76-71-80=227) shot an eight-over third round to finish tied for 17th, snapping his streak of four straight tournaments in which he had finished in the top-10 individually.
Sophomore Adam Meyer (74-80-74=228) shot a two-over 74 Tuesday and finished tied for 23rd. Fellow sophomore Jon Antunes (75-77-78=230) finished tied for 30th of 59 golfers that competed.
Tuesday's victory was the Bear's second title of 2001-2002 season. Baylor has now won four of the last eight tournaments it has competed in and has placed in the top four in five straight.
Baylor's next tournament is on March 11 and 12th when the Bears travel to Lafayette, La., to compete in the Cajun Classic.