The Baylor men’s golf team came into the last tournament of 2016 playing some of their best golf.
But no one knew they were this hot.
The 14th-ranked Bears sunk the field by a staggering 32 strokes while winning their first Royal Oaks Intercollegiate team title with a 54-hole total of 31-under 1,034, including a 4-under-par 351 during Tuesday’s final round.
“I think it’s just a glimpse of who you could really be,” head coach Mike McGraw said. “Now, we get to go into the offseason with a great memory and excitement and energy for the spring.”
Matthew Perrine and Braden Bailey were named co-champions of the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate after carding 10-under-par 203 scores.
This was Baylor’s sixth tournament title in McGraw’s 2 ½ seasons and the first since the 2016 Border Olympics last March in Laredo, Texas. The Bears will be off until the All-American, which will be held Feb. 17-19 in Humble, Texas.