Baylor golf in 3rd at NCAA Louisville regional

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky Baylor men’s golf remained in third place after shooting 4-over-par 288 in Tuesday’s second round of the NCAA Louisville Regional at University of Louisville Golf Club. The Bears have a two-round total of even-par 568, which is nine strokes in front of the top-five team cut to advance to the NCAA Championship.

No. 25 Baylor (E) trails only No. 11 Auburn (-15) and No. 1 Oklahoma State (-7). The Bears lead No. 37 Iowa State (+2), No. 21 Louisville (+3), No. 13 North Florida (+9), No. 49 Arizona (+10), No. 48 West Virginia (+11), No. 35 Arkansas State (+17), Mississippi State (+17), Southern Illinois (+22), New Mexico (+25) and Jacksonville State (+29).

The Bears climbed into second place after taking the turn at 2-under-par on the day and 6-under overall, but the Bears shot 6-over in the second half of the round with the four counting scores combined to post three birdies and nine bogeys.

Garrett May carded Baylor’s best round of the day with an even-par 71 to move into a tie for 21st place at 1-over 143 through 36 holes. Cooper Dossey and Ryan Grider posted matching rounds of 1-over 72, with Dossey moving into a tie for seventh place at 3-under 139 and Grider in a tie for 18th place at even-par 142. Colin Kober had BU’s final counting score at 2-over 73 to tie for 41st place at 5-over 147, and Braden Bailey is tied for 48th place at 6-over 148 after a second round of 6-over 77.