Baylor Men’s Golf Finishes As Best American Team In Topy Cup

TANAGURA, Japan (September 13, 2012) -- Baylor men’s golf led all American teams and finished fifth overall after shooting a final-round 8-over-par 288 on Thursday at the 2012 Topy Cup at Tanagura Country Club in Tanagura, Japan.

“Overall, it was a great experience for the guys, and being able to play with Osaka Gakuin and Tohoku Fukushi was really special. They are really good,” head coach Greg Priest said. “I liked our effort, but we have a long way to go to get to where we want to be this year.”

Official stats are not yet available. The Bears (+9; 275-286-288=849) ended up in fifth place behind Tohoku Fukuski (-24; 273-267-276=816), Osaka Gakuin (-11; 273-277-279=829), Nihon (-2; 279-276-283=838) and Senshu (-2; 283-273-282=838), but Baylor’s finish was the best of four American teams in the field.

Sophomore Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen (-4; 66-71-69=206) finished seventh individually after shooting 1-under 69 to finish at 4-under-par 206. The 54-hole total was seven shots better than Bjerch-Andresen’s previous record of 213 set in three tournaments last season.

“It was great to see Mikkel play well this week,” Priest said. “Hopefully he can continue to play this well into the next tournament and throughout the season.”

Final Team Standings

1. Tohoku Fukushi (-24; 273-267-276=816)

2. Osaka Gakuin (-11; 273-277-279=829)

t3. Nihon (-2; 279-276-283=838)

t3. Senshu (-2; 283-273-282=838)

5. BAYLOR (+9; 275-286-288=849)

Final Individual Standings (Baylor players)

7. Mikkel Bjerch-Andresen (-4; 66-71-69=206)

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