June 16, 2010
The Baylor men's golf team concluded one of the best seasons in program history with a 25th-place finish at the 2010 NCAA Men's Golf Championships the first week of June.
Part of a run that has seen the Bears earn 13 straight NCAA regional appearances, this was just the second time in the modern era (and fifth time ever) that the Baylor men have advanced to the national championships. The Bears last competed in the NCAA Championships in 2002, when they finished 19th. Previous appearances came in 1960 (t-9th), 1966 (24th) and 1967 (31st).
This year's team finished tied for 25th with Tennessee at 20-over par after three days at the NCAA Championships. Sophomore Lorenzo Scotto led the Bears individually, tying for 25th at 1-under par.
During the regular season, head coach Greg Priest's squad posted top-five finishes in seven of 14 tournaments. The Bears tied for fifth at the NCAA South Central Regional in late May, advancing to the national championships by winning a playoff hole vs. Georgia.
The Baylor women, led by head coach Sylvia Ferdon, also earned a regional bid, the program's 10th in the past 11 seasons. The Lady Bears finished 16th at the NCAA Central Regional.
In addition to their success on the links, both teams were honored by the NCAA for their work in the classroom. The men's and women's teams each recorded Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores among the top 10 percent in the nation for their sport. The honor was a first for the Baylor men and marked the second year in a row that Ferdon's women have been so honored. Both teams notched perfect 1.000 scores on the APR, which includes eligibility, retention and graduation to provide a clear picture of the team's academic success.
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