Baylor club golf wins national championship
Just a couple of years ago, Baylor didn’t even have a club golf team. Now, the Bears have won a national championship.
Baylor Club Golf is a student-led organization that gives students who don’t make an NCAA squad the opportunity to continue playing competitive golf in college. Founded in October 2012, the Baylor team has grown both in number and skill as they compete in the NCCGA Texas Region. Last fall, the team tied for second at the national tournament in Myrtle Beach, and the Bears followed that up by winning the Texas Region earlier this semester.
But it was the Spring 2014 NCCGA National Championship in New Jersey that proved to be the team’s best moment yet. The Baylor squad traveled to the 36-hole stroke play event in late April, competing in a tournament field that featured 25 teams from across the country, including such schools as Florida, Ohio State and Missouri.
After the first day of play, Baylor was tied for fourth, trailing the leader by three strokes. But an incredible second day saw the Bears outplay their nearest competitor by 16 strokes, giving Baylor an impressive 18-stroke win. (For comparison, that’s the same number of strokes that separated the teams that finished second and 10th.) With the win, Baylor Club Golf joined the 2001 Baylor rugby team as the only Baylor club sports ever to win a national championship.
Sic ’em, Baylor Club Golf!
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