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No. 4 Baylor Men’s Golf Wins Linger Longer Invitational

WACO, TX (KXXV) -

Baylor men’s golf claimed its third tournament title in its last four events by shooting 33-under-par 831 over three rounds at the Linger Longer Invitational. The Bears shot 7-under 281 in Tuesday’s final round at Great Waters Golf Course.

Four Baylor players finished among the top 10 individually. Matthew Perrine took second place in the 84-player field after shooting 3-under 69 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 11-under 205. Braden Bailey tied for third place at 10-under 206, including a final round 2-under 70. Cooper Dossey shot even-par 72 in the final round to finish tied for eighth place at 6-under 210, and Garrett May carded a 1-under 71 on Tuesday to finish tied for 10th place at 5-under 211.

All six players wearing the green and gold shot par or better in the final round. Hunter Shattuck carded a 1-under 71 to finish tied for 34th place at 2-over 218, and Nick Thornton, who was competing as an individual, shot 2-under 70 on Tuesday to tie for 46th place at 5-over 221.

Baylor (-33) claimed head-to-head wins against 14 other teams in the field, the closest of which was No. 8 Virginia (-18), which was 15 strokes back of the Bears. BU also defeated No. 20 Georgia (-11), Troy (-10), Alabama (-7), UNC Greensboro (-4), Ohio State (-4), Augusta (-3), No. 43 Kennesaw State (-3), Charlotte (+8), No. 45 Middle Tennessee (+10), Maryland (+12), No. 37 Michigan (+16), Mercer (+28) and VCU (+28).

BU has now finished among the top three teams in six consecutive events, including three tournament titles and a combined 77-4 head-to-head record. BU won the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, The All-American and the Linger Longer Invitational, placed second in the Maui Jim Intercollegiate and Querencia Cabo Collegiate and finished third in the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate.

HIGHLIGHTS

Baylor set a tournament at 33-under-par 831, seven strokes better than any team in the tournament’s 12-year history.

Baylor led the field in par-3 scoring (+2, 3.03), par-4 scoring (+1, 4.01) and par-5 scoring (-33, 4.45).

The Bears also led the field with 70 birdies and tied for first with four eagles.

Four different Bears made eagles in the tournament – Cooper Dossey in the first round on No. 6, Matthew Perrine in the first round on No. 12, Braden Bailey in the second round on No. 2 and Hunter Shattuck in the third round on No. 2.

Perrine led the 84-player field in par-4 scoring at 6-under 3.80 and tied for eighth in par-5 scoring at 7-under 4.42.

Bailey and Dossey tied for third in par-5 scoring at 9-under 4.25, while May tied for fifth at 8-under 4.33.

Dossey tied for third in par-3 scoring at 2-under 2.83, while Bailey tied for sixth at 1-under 2.92.

May and Bailey tied for the tournament lead with 17 birdies apiece. Dossey and Perrine tied for 11th with 14 birdies each.

All six Baylor golfers in the tournament shot par or better in Tuesday’s final round.

Nick Thornton and Perrine tied for the team lead with 34 pars.

STAT OF THE DAY 
33-under – Baylor set a tournament record at 33-under-par 831. The previous record for the 12-year-old tournament was 27-under 837 by Georgia in 2014.

TOP QUOTE

“I am so pleased that the guys continued their good play this week,” head coach Mike McGraw said. “They are building momentum, which is all a coach can ask for.”


WHAT'S NEXT 
Baylor next competes at the Aggie Invitational, which runs April 1-2 at Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas. 

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