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Baylor Men’s Golf Takes Second Place at The Maxwell

ARDMORE, Okla. – Sunday’s final round at The Maxwell Intercollegiate was cancelled due to heavy rain, and Baylor finished in second place with a final score of 8-under-par 552. The Bears were five strokes back of tournament winner Texas (-13).

Hunter Shattuck recorded his career-best finish with a tie for second place at 4-under-par 136. His previous best finish was a tie for 10th place at the All-American Intercollegiate in February. Shattuck’s back-to-back rounds of 2-under 68 gave him his career-best 36-hole score at 136.

Frederik Andersen and Braden Bailey tied for seventh place at 2-under-par 138. It was Andersen’s fourth top-10 finish of the season and the team-high fifth top-10 finish for Bailey, who has now placed eighth or better in four of his last five events.

Andreas Gjesteby earned his seventh top-25 finish of the year by tying for 16th place at even-par 140, and Matthew Perrine tied for 52nd place at 7-over 147. Two Baylor players participated as individuals at The Maxwell – Garrett May tied for 28th place at 3-over 143, and Andrew Hans tied for 37th place at 4-over 144.

Texas (-13) won the tournament by five strokes. Baylor (-8) finished second, followed by New Mexico (-6) and Oklahoma State (-6) tied for third and Memphis (-3) rounding out the top five. Tournament-host Oklahoma (+3) took sixth place, followed by Houston (+13), Augusta (+16), East Carolina (+20), Colorado (+27) and Tulsa (+31).

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Baylor has now finished among the top-five teams in six of seven spring tournaments, including four top-three finishes.
  • BU finished below par as a team for the third time this season, all within the last five tournaments. The Bears finished in third place at 5-under at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate and won the Border Olympics at 20-under.
  • The consecutive rounds of 276 were the second-best rounds for Baylor this season. The only better team score was a first-round 275 at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate.
  • Baylor tied for second in par-3 scoring at 8-over 3.20.
  • The Bears placed second in par-5 scoring at 7-under 4.65.
  • BU finished fourth in par-4 scoring at 2-under 3.98.
  • Baylor made 35 birdies, third-most in the 11-team field.
  • Hunter Shattuck led the field in par-5 scoring at 4-under 4.00.
  • Shattuck tied for third in par-3 scoring at 1-under 2.88.
  • Frederik Andersen tied for fourth in par-4 scoring at 3-under 3.88.
  • Andersen recorded 10 birdies, tying for the tournament lead.
  • Garrett May made nine birdies to tie for third-most in the field.
  • Braden Bailey recorded 26 pars to tie for fifth-most in the field.

STAT OF THE DAY 
6 of 7 – Baylor has now finished among the top-five teams in six of seven spring tournaments.

TOP QUOTE
“It’s disappointing that we didn’t get to play the final round,” head coach Mike McGraw said. “The guys were fired up about getting back out there today. This was a good tournament for us, and it gives us some momentum heading into postseason play.”

WHAT'S NEXT 
Baylor has completed its regular season and now heads to the 2016 Big 12 Championship, which will be played April 29-May 1 at Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas. Follow @BaylorMGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.

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