KOHLER, Wis. – Baylor men’s golf equaled its first round score with a 4-over-par 292 in Tuesday’s second round at the NCAA Kohler (Wis.) Regional at Blackwolf Run Golf Course. The top five teams at the regional will advance to the NCAA Championship, and the Bears are currently two strokes back of the top five at 8-over-par 584.
Baylor (+8) trails Florida (-11), Illinois (-4), Florida State (-2), Arkansas (E) and Idaho (+6). The Bears are ahead of South Dakota State (+11), Kent State (+12), UCLA (+12), East Tennessee State (+12), Penn State (+14), Memphis (+15) and Campbell (+22). BU recorded the fifth-best round on Tuesday, allowing the Bears to move ahead of Kent State and South Dakota State, teams that led BU by two and four strokes, respectively, entering the day.
The Bears began their round on the 10th tee for the second straight day. After falling as many as 13 strokes back of the top five teams midway through the round, the Bears closed strong after taking the turn and trimmed that deficit to two strokes. The five BU players combined to shoot 8-over across the first nine holes on Tuesday, but they improved to 1-over over the last nine holes after taking the turn.
Braden Bailey turned in the best round of the day, carding an eagle on No. 11 on his way to a 1-under 71, while placed him in a tie for 18th place at 1-over 145 for the tournament. Andreas Gjesteby closed with a birdie on No. 9 to finish the day at 1-over 73, placing him in a tie for 38th at 3-over 147.
Freddy Andersen and Matthew Perrine both shot 2-over 74 on Tuesday. Perrine is now tied for 28th place at 2-over 146, and Andersen is tied for 43rd at 4-over 148. Hunter Shattuck, who tied for the Bears’ best first round score, shot 5-over 77 and is tied for 50th at 5-over 149.
- Baylor is fifth in par-5 scoring average at 12-under 4.70, seventh in par-4 scoring at 15-over 4.15 and tied for ninth in par-3 scoring at 12-over 3.30.
- Baylor’s 112 pars made rank fourth in the field and are one back of Florida State and South Dakota State.
- Baylor ranks tied for seventh in the 13-team field with 27 birdies made.
- Braden Bailey and Matthew Perrine are tied for fifth in par-5 scoring average at 4-under 4.50.
- Freddy Andersen and Perrine are tied for 13th in par-3 scoring at 1-over 3.13.
- Bailey is tied for eighth in the 75-player field with 25 pars made over 36 holes.
- Perrine leads the team and is tied for 16th in the field with seven birdies made.
- Bailey is one of 15 players to make an eagle in the tournament and one of eight to eagle the 11th hole.
- Andreas Gjesteby was one of seven players to birdie No. 9 and one of seven players to birdie No. 18.
STAT OF THE DAY
1-over – Baylor’s five players combined to shoot 1-over-par in the second half of their round, with four of the five playing holes No. 1-9 at even-par. The Bears combined to shoot 8-over-par in the first half of the round, which began on the 10th tee.
Baylor is paired with Arkansas and Idaho for the final round, and those teams will begin from the first tee. Shattuck is up first at 7:50 a.m. CT, and he’ll be followed in 11-minute intervals by Andersen, Gjesteby, Perrine and Bailey, respectively. For live scoring information throughout the tournament, visit www.golfstat.com. Follow @BaylorMGolf on twitter for updates throughout the season.