July 1, 2009
WACO, Texas - Baylor men's golf released its 2009-10 schedule with the Baylor Intercollegiate as the highlight to the 10-tournament slate, head coach Greg Priest announced Wednesday.
"We are excited about our schedule for this coming year and it should get us prepared for the type of competition we will see in the postseason," Priest said. "This year, we have several tournaments in Texas so it will give our parents and supporters a chance to come out and see us play."
The Bears open the season with three straight tournaments outside the state of Texas. Baylor will compete in the Golfweek Conference Challenge Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in Riverside, Iowa. The Bears will then head to Albuquerque, N.M., for the William H. Tucker Invitational Sept. 11-12 and Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Wolverine at Radrick Farms Sept. 26-27. Baylor will play in the Lone Star Challenge Oct. 19-20 in San Antonio, Texas, before hosting the Baylor Intercollegiate Oct. 26-27 at Royal Oaks Country Club in Dallas.
"This will be the second year for the Baylor Intercollegiate at Royal Oaks in Dallas and we have a strong 12-team field," Priest said. "We have Texas A&M and Arkansas who finished first and second at the NCAA Championships this past season so we look forward to hosting this event."
Baylor opens its spring schedule a return trip to San Antonio for the UTSA Oak Hill Invitational Feb. 15-16 before participating in the Border Olympics in Laredo, Texas, March 5-6. The Bears' lone out-of-state spring tournament will be in Tallahassee, Fla., for the Seminole Intercollegiate March 12-14. Baylor then wraps up the spring slate with the Morris Williams Intercollegiate (Austin, Texas) April 5-6 and Texas A&M Intercollegiate (College Station, Texas) April 17-18.
The 2010 Big 12 Men's Golf Championships will be held at the Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, April 23-25 and will be hosted by Baylor University. The NCAA Regional tournaments are set for May 20-22, while the 113th annual NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships are June 2-5 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.