LOUISVILLE, Kentucky Baylor men’s golf is tied for third place after shooting 4-under-par 280 in Monday’s first round at the NCAA Louisville Regional at University of Louisville Golf Club. The Bears are seven shots ahead of the top-five team cut to advance to the NCAA Championship.
No. 25 Baylor (-4) trails only No. 11 Auburn (-8) and No. 1 Oklahoma State (-6). The Bears are tied with tournament-host No. 21 Louisville (-4) and lead No. 48 West Virginia (+2), No. 49 Arizona (+3), No. 37 Iowa State (+4), No. 13 North Florida (+8), Mississippi State (+10), No. 35 Arkansas State (+11), Jacksonville State (+16), Southern Illinois (+17) and New Mexico (+18).
Oklahoma State is the reigning national champion and started well today.
Cooper Dossey is tied for second place in the 75-player field after shooting 4-under-par 67 in the first round. Dossey played a clean round with 15 pars, birdies on Nos. 3 and 17 and an eagle on No. 13. He trails only Louisville’s Matthias Schmid, who shot 5-under 66 on his home course.
Ryan Grider is tied for 11th place after a first round of 1-under 70. Grider’s six birdies are tied for the tournament lead. He made the turn at 3-under, but fell back to 1-over after four consecutive bogeys to start the second half of his round. Grider rebounded with three pars and two birdies over his final five holes to get back under par.
Braden Bailey made four birdies on his way to an even-par 71, which has him in a tie for 16th place. Garrett May played clean in the second half of his round with eight pars and one birdie to finish with the Bears’ final counting score at 1-over 72, tied for 27th place. Colin Kober carded 3-over 74 to sit in a tie for 44th place.