May 5, 2003
WACO, Texas - Baylor's men's golf team will compete in the NCAA Central Regional at the Colbert Hills Golf Club May 15-17 in Manhattan, Kan.
The Bears earned the 12th seed in the Central Regional. They will be joined by Big 12 foes Texas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Kansas, Missouri and Kansas State. The defending NCAA Champion Minnesota Golden Gophers also are among the 27-team field, which includes TCU, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Arkansas, Illinois, Northwestern, SMU, Tulsa, Kentucky, Lamar, Toledo, Michigan State, Wichita State, North Texas, Ohio State, Kent State and Wright State.
The format of the tournament consists of three rounds of 18 holes. First round tee time is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. on May 15.
Colbert Hills is a 7,525-yard, par 72 golf course.
The Bears are making their sixth consecutive appearance in the central regional. Their highest finish as a team was last season when they placed seventh to advance to the NCAA Championships. Individually, Baylor's best performance came from Jimmy Walker in 2001 when the then senior tied for fifth overall.
In Baylor's last outing, the Bears finished ninth at the Big 12 Championships in Tulsa, Okla. The team has finished in the top ten in five straight tournaments.