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Men's Golf Heads to Mexico for Querencia Cabo Collegiate
March 3, 2018

WACO, Texas - Baylor men's golf is back in action at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, which runs Sunday through Tuesday in Los Cabos, Mexico. Three 54-hole event is played on a par-71, 6,898-yard course at Querencia Country Club.

No. 6 Baylor is the third-highest ranked team in the 15-team field that includes 10 top-25 ranked teams. BU will square off against No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 2 Vanderbilt, No. 12 California, No. 13 Wake Forest, No. 15 Texas, No. 17 Stanford, No. 18 Arkansas, No. 20 Florida State, No. 24 South Florida, No. 44 Ole Miss, No. 49 Duke, Arizona State, Houston and Rice.

Fourth-year head coach Mike McGraw's squad has placed top-four in all six tournaments this season, posting a 76-9 head-to-head record. The Bears won the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, took second place at both the All-American and Gopher Invitational, finished third at the Arizona Intercollegiate and the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate and took fourth at the Fighting Illini Invitational.

Baylor's lineup is led by junior Garrett May, who is playing in the No. 1 spot for the first time in 25 career tournaments during his three-year Baylor career. Braden Bailey is in the No. 2 slot, marking 15 consecutive tournaments he's been in the top-two spots in the lineup dating back to the start of the 2017 spring season. It's his 23rd straight tournament in a top-three spot, and he's been top-four in all 32 events during his Baylor career.

Matthew Perrine is playing at No. 3 for a second straight tournament, and it's his 15th straight tournament in a top-three spot in the Baylor lineup and 30th straight tournament as part of the BU lineup. Redshirt freshman Travis McInroe is in the No. 4 spot, where he's played all four times he's been part of the BU lineup during his debut season. Colin Kober returns to the No. 5 slot for a second straight tournament after tying for 17th place in Baylor's last tournament, the All-American Intercollegiate, which was his debut in the Baylor lineup.

May leads the team with a 69.67 stroke average and has played 12 of 15 rounds at par or better. He's recorded three consecutive top-10 finishes and has placed top-20 in all four events as part of the Baylor lineup. May is ranked No. 18 nationally in the latest GolfStat Division I player rankings.

Bailey ranks second on the team with a 70.22 stroke average and has a team-high 13 rounds at par or better over 18 rounds played. He's recorded five top-10 finishes and a pair of top-fives, including an individual title at the Arizona Intercollegiate. Bailey is No. 31 nationally in the GolfStat player rankings.

Perrine has a 70.94 stroke average and has shot 10 of 18 rounds at par or better. He has a pair of top-five finishes and three top-10s. He tied for 11th place in the 99-player field at the All-American, and three of his last four rounds have been in the 60s. Perrine ranks No. 76 nationally in the Golfstat player rankings.

McInroe has a 72.27 stroke average over 15 rounds, and he's recorded a pair of top-10 finishes when competing as an individual. He carded all three rounds below-par at the All-American, shooting 7-under 209 to finish in 10th place. McInroe is No. 236 nationally in the GolfStat player rankings.

Kober ranks fifth on the team with a 71.50 stroke average over 12 rounds, including eight rounds at par or better. He won the 44-player Arizona Medalist and tied for ninth place in a 73-player field at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate while playing as an individual. Kober is No. 116 nationally in the GolfStat player rankings.

Freshman Ryan Grider will compete as an individual at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, his first tournament as an individual during his debut season. He's carded a 73.11 stroke average over 18 rounds in the Baylor lineup, and he has three top-25 finishes and five rounds at par or better.

Baylor is paired with Vanderbilt, California and Wake Forest for Sunday's 10 a.m. CT first round shotgun start. May and Bailey will begin from the first tee, Perrine starts on No. 2, McInroe begins on No. 3, Kober starts on No. 4 and Grider will tee off from No. 17. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates throughout the season.

 

 

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