Feb. 21, 2013
HOUSTON – The 37th-ranked Baylor men’s golf team is headed to Houston for the Bayou City Collegiate Championships, which run Friday through Sunday at Redstone Golf Club. The tournament field features 15 teams, including six teams ranked in the top 50 in the latest GolfStat rankings.
The 54-hole tournament co-hosted by the University of Houston and Rice will be played at the par-72, 6,982 yard course. Teams will play 18 holes on both Friday and Saturday, with tee times beginning at 10 a.m. CT. Sunday’s final round is scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Live scoring for all three rounds is available at www.GolfStat.com.
Golfweek’s Player of the Week Kyle Jones anchors the Bears’ line-up, followed by three fellow sophomores Filippo Zucchetti, Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen and Niclas Mansson. Freshman Andreas Gjesteby is the fifth member of Baylor’s lineup card, while seniors Matthew Seligmann and Ryan O’Rear will compete as individuals.
The Bears are the third-highest ranked team in the 15-team field, trailing only No. 3 Texas and No. 36 Houston. No. 41 Chattanooga, No. 43 South Carolina and No. 50 Indiana are also ranked in the nation’s top 50. Rice, Charlotte, East Carolina, Houston Baptist, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, UT Arlington and UTSA round out the field.
Baylor opened its spring season with a third-place finish at the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational on Feb. 11-12 in San Antonio, Texas. Jones captured his first career tournament victory after coming from behind on the final day to take home individual medalist honors. Baylor has finished in the top-five in four out of six tournaments this season.
Jones leads the Bears into the tournament with a scoring average of 71.83 through 18 rounds. Following closely behind are Zucchetti and Bjerch-Andresen whose averages are 72.27 and 72.61, respectively.
Following the Bayou City Collegiate Championships, Baylor plays its third consecutive tournament in the state of Texas when it travels to the March 15-16 Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas.
BAYOU CITY COLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS INFORMATION
Dates: Feb. 22-24
Location/ Course: Humble, Texas/ Redstone Golf Club
Field (15 teams): (37) Baylor, (36) Houston, Rice, Charlotte, (41) Chattanooga, East Carolina, Houston Baptist, (50) Indiana, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, (43) South Carolina, (3) Texas, UT Arlington, UTSA