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Baylor Men’s Golf Leads Royal Oaks Intercollegiate By 29 Strokes

Baylor men’s golf owns a commanding lead over the 11-team field, shooting 27-under-par 710, in Monday’s two rounds at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. The Bears are 29 strokes ahead of second place New Mexico (+2) and 31 strokes in front of third place Houston (+4) heading to the final round at Royal Oaks Country Club.

Junior Matthew Perrine is tied atop the leaderboard, shooting 7-under-par 135, with scores of 6-under 66 in the first round and 3-under 69 in the second round. Perrine is tied for the individual lead with Pepperdine’s Roy Cootes.

A trio of Bears in freshman Cooper Dossey (70, 66), senior Hunter Shattuck (68, 68), and sophomore Braden Bailey (67, 69) follow closely behind, all carding scores of 6-under-par 136 to tie for third place. In a tie for 10th place is sophomore Garrett May, who played to a 1-under-par 141 with scores of 69 and 72 in the first and second rounds, respectively.

Tied for 17th place at 1-over-par 143 is junior Jackson Heazel, who carded a 69 in the first round and a 74 in the second. Three Bears are playing as individuals - freshman Colin Kober (71, 73) and redshirt freshman Austin Cotton (72, 72) are tied for 24th place at 2-over-par 144, and junior Nick Thornton (71, 78) is tied for 54th place.

HIGHLIGHTS

Baylor has a commanding 29-stroke advantage heading to the final round of the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate at 27-under-par 710.

Freshman Colin Kober leads field in par-5 scoring at 5-under 4.17.

Freshman Cooper Dossey paces the field in birdies with 11.

Sophomore Braden Bailey leads the way in pars with 30.

Baylor leads the 11-team field in par-4 scoring at 6-under 3.95 and par-5 scoring at 21-under 4.42. The Bears rank third in par-3 scoring at 2-over 3.04.

Baylor also leads in birdies (49) and pars (143).

STAT OF THE DAY:
5 – The number of Bears, Perrine (-7), Dossey (-6), Shattuck (-6), Bailey (-6), May (-1), who are under-par following opening rounds of the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate.

WHAT’S NEXT:
Baylor players will begin Tuesday’s final round from the first tee, paired with golfers from New Mexico and Houston. Heazel begins at 9:18 a.m. (CT), followed by May, Dossey, Bailey, Shattuck, and Perrine, respectively, in nine-minute increments. Baylor golfers playing as individuals will begin from the 10th tee in pairings with players from UT Arlington and SMU. Thornton is up first at 9:32 a.m., Cotton at 9:50 a.m. and Kober at 9:59 a.m. For live scoring information throughout the tournament, visit www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on Twitter for updates throughout the season. 

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