Baylor men’s golf is in third place after shooting 27-over-par 307 in Monday’s first round of the Big 12 Championship at Prairie Dunes Country Club. The Bears are five strokes back of the lead with 54 holes to play.
The tournament was scheduled for two rounds on Monday, but the second round was postponed due to strong winds with gusts up to 38 miles per hour. Teams are slated for 36 holes on Tuesday before Wednesday’s final round.
No. 4 BU (+27) trails No. 2 Oklahoma State (+22) and No. 43 Kansas (+26). The Bears lead No. 13 Oklahoma (+28), No. 11 Texas Tech (+29), No. 18 Texas (+33), Kansas State (+34), TCU (+38), No. 48 Iowa State (+48) and West Virginia (+49).
Garrett May shot 3-over 73 and is in a four-way tie for second place, one shot back of Kansas’ Daniel Hudson (+2). May sank birdies on No. 3 and No. 7 and played the back-nine at 1-over with eight pars and one bogey. Matthew Perrine also played the back-nine at 1-over and finished the day tied for eighth at 6-over-par 76. Perrine ended the round with eight consecutive pars following a bogey on No. 10.
Hunter Shattuck took the turn at a team-best 1-over following seven consecutive pars, and he finished the day tied for 22nd place at 9-over 79. Cooper Dossey is also tied for 22nd place at 9-over 79, and Braden Bailey is tied for 38th place at 12-over 82.
Baylor led the 10-team field with 49 pars – four more than any other team.
Baylor is tied for the lead in par-5 scoring at 3-under 4.70, ranks third in par-3 scoring at 9-over 3.45 and fourth in par-4 scoring at 33-over 4.55
Baylor is tied for sixth with five birdies, four of which came on the seventh hole.
Garrett May is in a three-way tie for the best par-4 scoring average at 2-over 4.17.
Matthew Perrine and Braden Bailey are tied for seventh in par-3 scoring at 1-over 3.25.
Bailey, May and Perrine are tied for sixth in par-5 scoring at 1-under 4.50.
Hunter Shattuck and May are tied for the tournament lead with 12 pars, while Perrine is tied for third with 11 pars.
May is tied for seventh and leads the team with two birdies.
STAT OF THE DAY
4 – Baylor played combined to sink four birdies on the par-5, 512-yard seventh hole. The only other birdie made by a Baylor player on Monday came when Garrett May birdied the par-4, 355-yard third hole.