Oct. 9, 2005
WACO, Texas - Head Coach Greg Priest and the Baylor Men's golf team return home to host the Baylor Invitational, Monday and Tuesday at Bear Ridge Golf Club. The Bears invited a competitive 14-team field to play at the 7,243-yard, par 72 course.
The Bears are coming off an impressive second place finish last week at the Mason Rudolph Invitational in Franklin, Tennessee. They were led by junior Jeremy Alcorn (Brownwood, Texas) who finished in a tie for third, and senior Ryan Baca (Richmond, Texas), who finished in a tie for 11th. Alcorn currently leads the team with a 72.33 stroke average through six rounds.
The Bears are hosting the tournament for the seventh year in a row, the fourth year at Bear Ridge. Baylor has won the tournament twice and has never finished lower than fourth, which it did in 2003.
Last year the Bears finished third behind team champion Lamar. Junior Jeremy Alcorn, finished the tournament in second place after shooting three straight rounds of two-under-par 70.
The tournament boasts a 14-team field that includes Baylor, Arkansas-Little Rock, George Washington, Lamar, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Oral Roberts, Rice, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Southeastern Louisiana, UT-Arlington, UT-San Antonio and Texas State.
The format of the Invitational consists of 54 holes, beginning with 36 holes on Monday and a final round 18 on Tuesday.