May 23, 2008
WACO, Texas -
The Baylor men's golf team has signed Peter Fallon to a National Letter of Intent head coach Greg Priest announced on Friday. Fallon, a two-time All-American, will transfer to Baylor from McLennan Community College.
Fallon, a native of Canada, led his team to a fifth place finish at the 2008 NJCAA Men's National Championships in Huntsville, Ala. this week. Fallon finished the four-round tournament in a tie for fifth overall, shooting 7-over par for the tournament.
"Peter is a strong golfer and really fits nicely with our program," said Priest. "MCC has always had good golfers who have transferred away from Waco, so it is good to be able to keep one closer to home."
This fall, Fallon won the NJCAA Division I National Preview title, shooting 1-over par for the three-round tournament.
Already selected as a PING All-American during his sophomore year, Fallon was the No. 1-ranked player in junior college this fall according to GolfStat. He has recorded six top-5 finishes this season and has a 70.37 stroke average this year.
As a freshman, he helped to guide MCC to a fifth-place finish at the 2007 NJCAA Men's National Championships, while recording three top-10 finishes on the year. He placed seventh individually at the NJCAA National Championships as a freshman.
Baylor finished its season with a 25th-place finish at the NCAA Central Regional in Columbus, Ohio. It marked the 11th-straight NCAA Regional appearance for the Bears, the second-longest streak in the Big 12 Conference.