Baylor pulls one shot ahead of Georgia Tech at Olympia Fields
Cooper Dossey (Baylor Athletics photo)
With senior Cooper Dossey, the North & South Amateur champion, leading the charge, Baylor overtook Georgia Tech on Saturday at the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invite and will now take a slim one-shot lead into the final round.
No team went under par on Saturday at the par-70 Olympia Fields (Ill.) Country Club, but Baylor’s team total was a 1-over 281. That was two shots better than the team’s first-round effort. For the tournament, they stand at 4 over, one shot better than Georgia Tech.
Dossey’s second-round 70 left him at 2 under, one shot behind Oklahoma State’s Austin Eckroat. (Eckroat’s team, meanwhile, climbed four spots on the leaderboard from 14th to 10th.)
Tech, interestingly, has its own leading man who is Pinehurst-proven. U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree is making his first start with the Yellow Jackets this season after missing the Carpet Capital Collegiate – which his team won – because he was overseas representing the winning U.S. Walker Cup team.
The Yellow Jackets backed up to a 7-over 287 on Saturday after having gone 2 under as a team. Ogletree also had a second-round 70 and is part of a four-way tie for third at 1 under that also includes Pepperdine freshman William Mouw, Florida State’s Jamie Li and Ogletree’s Walker Cup teammate Cole Hammer, a Texas sophomore.
Both Baylor and Georgia Tech enter this week’s event after having won their season opener. For Baylor, that was the Gopher Invitational in Minnesota.
ABOUT THE Fighting Illini Invitational
54-hole elite collegiate event hosted at Olympia
Country Club by the University of Illinois. Olympia
Fields has hosted the 2015 U.S. Amateur. two U.S.
Opens, two PGA Championships, five Western Opens
and a U.S. Senior Open.
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