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Men's Golf Headed to Rod Myers Invitational

Jerry Ruiz has finished in the top 25 individually in each of the Bears' first two tournaments this season.

Jerry Ruiz has finished in the top 25 individually in each of the Bears' first two tournaments this season.

Oct. 11, 2013

WACO, Texas -- The Baylor men's golf team is headed to Durham, N.C., for the Rod Myers Invitational. The 54-hole tournament will be played Saturday and Sunday at the Duke University Golf Club.

The fourth-annual event features a field of 11 teams, including four programs ranked in the top 50 of the latest GolfStat rankings. No. 19 Baylor will be competing against No. 43 Charlotte, Duke, East Carolina, Iowa, No. 34 Liberty, North Carolina, No. 38 Northwestern, Ohio State, Pacific and Tulsa.

"We are looking forward to playing in a tournament again after almost three weeks off," head coach Greg Priest said. "We've had some really good practices and are ready for this next challenge."

Duke is hosting the tournament that will be played on the newly renovated Duke University Golf Course, which has also hosted two NCAA Championships. The par-72 course plays at 7,154 yards.

"The Duke Golf Course is really good and should be a great test for us," Priest said. "We need to continue getting better and focusing on the process."

The Bears lineup includes senior Jerry Ruiz, followed by juniors Kyle Jones, Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen and Filippo Zucchetti and sophomore Andreas Gjesteby.

Ruiz has finished in the top-25 individually in both of Baylor's tournaments so far this season, finishing fourth at the Gopher Invitational and tied for 23rd in the Fighting Illini Invitational.

Tee times for Saturday's first round begin at 8:44 a.m. CT off of the first hole starting with Bjerch-Andresen, who fill be followed in nine minute intervals by Zucchetti, Gjesteby, Jones and Ruiz, respectively.

Live scoring throughout the tournament is available at www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.

 

 

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