Sept. 15, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -
The Baylor men's golf team sits alone in ninth place after the first two rounds of the William H. Tucker Invitational held at the University of New Mexico Championship Course.
Baylor opened with a first round score of 302 to tie for 12th place overall. The Bears responded with a second-round 291 to move up three spots to claim ninth.
Pepperdine leads the overall competition at even-par. After shooting 2-over par in the first round, Pepperdine shot 286 over the second 18 holes to take a three-shot lead over San Diego State.
Jesse Barnsley of Pepperdine holds a commanding seven-shot lead over Jacob Lestishen of New Mexico for the individual lead. Barnsley finished the day at 11-under par after shooting 66 and 67 in the first two rounds.
Colton Williams (Jacksboro, Texas) leads the way for the Bears at 2-over par to tie for 15th place overall. Williams opened with a 5-over par 77 in the first round before shooting a 3-under par 67 to close out the first day.
Cody Paladino (Kennington, Conn.) is tied for 33rd overall at 5-over par after carding a 75 and 74 in the first and second rounds. Bill Allcorn (Abilene, Texas) finished the first day in a tie for 54th overall at 7-over par. Allcorn shot 76 in the first round, and a 3-over par 75 in the second round.
Wes Williams (Franklin, Tenn.) is in a tie for 61st after the first two rounds. Williams, who won the Saint Mary's Invitational earlier in the week, struggled in the first round, finishing at 7-over par, but came back strong in the second round to card a 1-over par 73.
Jeff Gerlich (Austin, Texas) finished the first day of competition in a tie for 69th overall. Gerlich shot 2-over par over the first 18 holes, but carded a 7-over par 79 in the second round.
The Bears finish play at the William H. Tucker Invitational on Saturday with tee times scheduled for 7:30 a.m.