Baylor’s Cooper Dossey Wins Big 12 Men’s Golfer of the Month

Posted at 8:43 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 21:43:34-05

Baylor men’s golf freshman Cooper Dossey was named February’s Big 12 Golfer of the Month by the conference office on Wednesday.

Dossey is the first freshman in program history to win Big 12 Golfer of the Month, the seventh player overall and the fourth different player to earn the honor during head coach Mike McGraw’s first three seasons. He joins Jeremy Alcorn, Ryan Baca, Joakim Mikkelsen, Kyle Jones, Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen and teammate Matthew Perrine on Baylor’s list of Big 12 Golfers of the Month. Those players have combined to win the award 12 times.

An Austin, Texas, native, Dossey helped Baylor to a tournament title at The All-American and a second-place finish at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate in February. He won his career-first medalist honor by topping a 96-player field at The All-American. Dossey shot 68-66-72 for a 10-under-par 206, three strokes better than any other player in the field.

Dossey shot 74-71-69 to finish at 1-over 214 at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate, good for a tie for 28th place in the 80-player field. Five of his six rounds during the month were par or better, as he recorded a 70.00 stroke average.

The Bears topped an 18-team field at The All-American that included No. 1 Vanderbilt, and BU finished in front of seven top-50 teams while taking second place in a 15-team field at the Querencia Cabo Collegiate.

Dossey ranks second on the team with a 70.72 stroke average in 18 rounds across six tournaments during his debut season. He’s shot 11 rounds at par or better and recorded three consecutive top-10 finishes by tying for ninth place at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate, tying for sixth at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate and taking first place at The All-American.

Baylor has climbed to No. 6 nationally in the latest GolfStat rankings, second among Big 12 Conference teams behind No. 4 Oklahoma State. The Bears have a 68-13 head-to-head record this season, including 63-4 over their last five events.