Cooper Dossey led Baylor at Royal Oaks
DALLAS, TX (October 24, 2017) - Cooper Dossey shot his third straight round in the 60s, capturing the individual title and leading Baylor University to a team championship at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate at Royal Oaks Country Club.
Dossey led a group of four Baylor University players finishing under par for the tournament, as the Bears completed a wire-to-wire 19-shot win.
Dossey (66-67-69=202) finished at 11 under par, four shots ahead of Andre Garcia of New Mexico. Braden Bailey (6 under), Matthew Perrine (4 under), and Garrett May (4 under) helped Baylor shoot 272-274-281=827, 25 under par.
Including individuals, Baylor has six players with top ten finishes.
The University of Arkansas was the distant runner-up at 846, 6 under par. Minnesota (4 under), Kent State (3 under) and Michigan (4 over) rounded out the top five.
Bailey finished tied for third with Nick Carlson of Michigan at 6-under 207, with Baylor individual Travis McInroe alone in fifth at 5 under. Perrine and May were tied for sixth, and another Baylor individual Colin Kober tied ninth at 3-under 210.
The tournament groupings were a departure from the typical format where each group features players from three different teams. At Royal Oaks, each group was a fivesome, with all five players on each team playing together.
About Cooper Dossey (courtesy Baylor men's golf):
All-American sophomore from Austin, Texas, has played in Baylor lineup in all 12 events while at Baylor ... Named Third-Team All-America by Golfweek and GCAA All-America Honorable Mention after 2016-17 freshman season ... First player in program history named to GCAA's five-player All-Freshmen Team ... Selected 2017 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, named to PING All-Central Region Team, All-Big 12 Team and Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team ... Tabbed February 2017 Big 12 Golfer of the Month, becoming Baylor's first freshman to win the conference's monthly award ... Posted third-best single-season stroke average in program history with 71.19 mark in 2016-17 ... Became fourth freshman in program history to lead team in stroke average, joining Jimmy Walker (1997-98), Ryan Baca (2002-03) and Braden Bailey (2015-16) ... Posted best NCAA Tournament score in program history and tied third-best 54-hole total in any tournament with 201 at 2017 NCAA Stanford Regional ... Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection.
ABOUT THE Royal Oaks Intercollegiate
54-hole men's college tournament hosted by Baylor
University. Team (best four scores out of five players
each round) and individual competitions.
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