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Perrine leading, Baylor Men’s Golf in Fourth at Linger Longer

GREENSBORO, Ga. – Baylor men’s golf shot 6-under-par 282 in Sunday’s first round of the Linger Longer at the Great Waters Golf Course. BU sophomore Matthew Perrine is tied for the individual lead after a career-best 65.

Perrine finished the first round tied for the individual lead with Purdue’s Luis Fernando Barco, both carding scores of 7-under-par 65. Perrine shot 30 on the back-9, carding six birdies and three pars to finish with a career-low round and tying the sixth-best individual round in program history.

Freshman Garrett May carded a 1-under 71, placing him in a tie for 22nd place. Seniors Frederik Andersen and Andreas Gjesteby are tied for 37th place after posting identical scores of 1-over 73. Freshman Braden Bailey shot 5-over 77 in his first round placing him in a tie for 62nd, and junior Hunter Shattuck, who is competing as an individual, is tied for 42nd after carding a first-round score of 2-over-par 74.

Purdue (-11) has a one-stroke lead on tournament-host Kennesaw State (-10). Virginia (-9) is in third, followed by Baylor (-6) and Alabama (-6) in a tie for fourth. Augusta (-5) is in sixth, followed by Charlotte (-3), UNC Greensboro (-1), Missouri (E), Louisville (+1), Georgia (+2), Mercer (+5) and South Alabama (+28).  

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Baylor ranks second in the 13-team field in par-4 scoring at 4-under 3.92.
  • Baylor’s 21 birdies in the first round tied for second-most on the day.
  • Baylor ranks fifth in the 13-team field with 52 pars.
  • Matthew Perrine is tied for the tournament lead in par-3 scoring at 1-under 2.75 and par-4 scoring at 5-under 3.50.
  • Perrine is in a four-way tie for the tournament lead with four pars.
  • Hunter Shattuck is tied for sixth in par-3 scoring at even-par 3.00.
  • Garrett May is tied for eighth in par-4 scoring at 2-under 3.80 and tied for 11th with 12 pars.

STAT OF THE DAY
30 – Matthew Perrine shot 6-under 30 on the back-9, carding six birdies and three pars on his way to a career-best 65. His 65 tied the sixth-best score in program history.

WHAT'S NEXT
Monday’s second round will begin with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. CT. The Bears will tee off from the first hole and are paired with players from Alabama and Augusta. Bailey is up first at 9:20 a.m., and he’ll be followed in 10-minute intervals by Andersen, Gjesteby, May and Perrine, respectively. Shattuck will begin his round from the 10th tee at 9:50 a.m. Live scoring is available at www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season. 

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