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Baylor Men’s Golf Places Fifth at Aggie Invitational

BRYAN, Texas – Baylor men’s golf finished in fifth place at the Aggie Invitational after shooting 3-over-par 291 in its final round, giving the Bears a 54-hole total score of 16-over 880 at the Traditions Golf Club.

Two Baylor players recorded top-10 individual finishes. Freshman Braden Bailey shot 1-over-par 73 in his final round to finish the tournament tied for fourth at 1-under 215. It was Baylor’s career-best finish and his fourth top-10 finish in six spring tournaments. Frederik Andersen tied for 10th place after carding 1-over 73 in his final round to total 1-over-par 217 over 54 holes. Andersen has recorded top-25 finishes in seven consecutive events, including three times in the top 10.

Andreas Gjesteby shot 1-under 71 on the day to climb 16 spots and tie for 20th place at 6-over 222. Matthew Perrine finished tied for 41st place, shooting 2-over 74 in his final round for a three-round total of 10-over 226. Garrett May (+25, 241) carded 7-over 79 on the day to finish the tournament in 75th place.

Oklahoma State (E) won the tournament, finishing two strokes ahead of LSU (+ 2). Arkansas (+11) took third place, followed by North Texas (+12) and Baylor (+16) rounding out the top five. The Bears finished in front of Kent State (+20), Ohio State (+20), Michigan (+23), Texas A&M (+24), Oklahoma (+32), Texas Tech (+48), UC Riverside (+51), Charlotte (+54), UTSA (+60) and New Mexico State (+79).

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Baylor tied for third in par-4 scoring at 18-over 4.12.
  • The Bears tied for sixth in birdies-recorded with 44 birdies over three rounds.
  • Baylor made 157 pars to place seventh in pars-recorded.
  • Braden Bailey tied for third in par-4 scoring at 3-under 3.90.
  • Bailey made 11 birdies over 54 holes to tie for eighth in birdies-recorded.
  • Bailey and Frederik Andersen each made 35 pars to tie for 10th in the field.
  • Andreas Gjesteby tied for 12th in par-3 scoring at 2-over 3.17.
  • Andersen tied for ninth in par-4 scoring at 1-over 4.03, while Gjesteby tied for 13th at 2-over 4.07 and Matthew Perrine tied for 17th at 3-over 4.10.
  • Andersen tied for 11th in par-5 scoring at 3-under 4.75.

STAT OF THE DAY
4th – Braden Bailey recorded a career-best fourth-place finish, which was also his fourth top-10 finish in six spring tournaments. Bailey’s previous career-best was a seventh-place finish at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, and he also tied for eighth at the Border Olympics and took ninth at the Oak Hills Invitational.

TOP QUOTE

“We didn’t hit on all cylinders this week, but we definitely saw some bright spots and some things that were positive,” head coach Mike McGraw said. “The golf course played really hard and exposed your weaknesses.”

WHAT'S NEXT

The Bears will travel to Ardmore, Okla., to compete in the two-day Maxwell Intercollegiate, April 16-17.

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