April 5, 2007
WACO, Texas - The Baylor men's golf team will compete in the Boilermaker Invitational set for April 7-8 at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Ind.
Teams will complete two rounds on the 7,382 yard, par-72 course on Saturday before finishing with one final round on Sunday. Along with Baylor and host school Purdue, additional schools in the 15-team field include: Auburn, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Toledo, Washington, and Wisconsin.
The Kampen Course, a Pete Dye design, is an 18-hole links-style par 72 championship golf course that features large bent-grass greens, fairways and tees. The layout presents a challenge for golfers of all abilities with vast sand bunkers, native grasslands, and a natural celery bog. The Kampen Course offers five sets of tees with the championship tees playing over 7,400 yards and the forward tees playing at 5,300 yards. The Kampen Course is rated as one of the top collegiate courses in the nation and has been awarded 4.5 stars on Golf Digest's Places to Play.
In the Bears' last action, Baylor came from five-shots down heading into the final round to tie Wake Forest at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate. Baylor lost on the third hole of a two-team playoff.
Jeremy Frye (Palestine, Texas) led Baylor with a three-round score of 207 (-6) to tie for fourth place in the individual standings. Wes Williams (Franklin, Tenn.) used his first collegiate ace to finish in a tie for ninth overall at 210 (-1), including a five-under par 66 in the final round.
Joining Frye and Williams on this weekend's travel squad will be Jeremy Alcorn (Brownwood, Texas), who has finished seventh or better in his last four tournaments, Colton Turnquist (Austin, Texas), second on the team in the spring with a 71.33 stroke average, and Chase Thomas (Dallas, Texas), a senior who finished at even-par at the Border Olympics last month.