10.14.10 | Men's Golf
Baker men take second at Avila University
LEE’S SUMMITT, Mo. – The Baker men’s varsity and JV teams competed against five other varsity and three other JV NAIA squads in the two-day 36-hole Avila University Tournament.
Monday play saw rainy and cool conditions with golfers getting into and out of rain gear as showers ran through the area from before the round started and 10 a.m., until late afternoon as the sun broke out with about three holes to play.
Baker men's golf takes sixth at Wildcat Invitational
The Wildcats will look to bounce-back tomorrow on their home course.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Freshman Mason Dick (Baldwin City, Kan.) led the Baker men's golf team to a sixth-place finish after two rounds at the Baker Invitational, shooting rounds of 82 and 79.
The Wildcats shot a 330 in round one and dropped three strokes in round two shooting 333.
Senior Gavin Tatrn (Topeka, Kan.) improved on his morning round of 85, to fire a 78 in round two.
Evangel University leads the event after two rounds posting a score of 629.
Due to inclement weather on Thursday morning, the third-round was canceled, and the results from the first two rounds stood.
Top 10 Teams Scores
1 Evangel University 313-316-629
2 Missouri Baptist 324-310-634
3 Missouri Valley 320-319-639
4 Southwestern Christian 328-329-657
5 Allen County CC 326-335-661
6 Baker University 330-333-663
7 Ottawa University (KS) 336-330-666
8 Central Methodist 332-343-675
Top 20 Players
1 Mark Budler Evangel U. 75 77 152
2 Tim McGinnis Evangel U. 79 74 153
Allan Shuford Southwest 78 75 153
4 Kyle Jasper MO Baptist 79 75 154
5 Rob Carlsen AllenCtyCC 74 81 155
6 Michael Ferris MO Baptist 80 76 156
Christian Bechard Evangel U. 78 78 156
8 Jordan Rayner MO Valley 81 78 159
Jeremy Marshall MO Valley 80 79 159
10 Jordan Dickson MO Valley 78 82 160
11 Dustin Hoehn MO Baptist 82 79 161
Mason Dick Baker U. 82 79 161
13 Chad Arnold Southwest 82 81 163
Gavin Tatrn Baker U. 85 78 163
15 Cody Ryhne OttawaU-KS 83 81 164
Josh Sadler MO Valley 84 80 164
17 Tyler Kasubeck MO Valley 81 84 165
Chris Douglas OttawaU-KS 84 81 165
19 Bryant Welch AllenCtyCC 85 81 166
20 Noah Kelley C Methodst 83 84 167
Jack Jackson MO Baptist 87 80 167
James Kunkel C Methodst 79 88 167
*Michael Wissmann Baker U. 82 85 167
4.21.10 | Golf
Golf teams set to host 2010 Baker Invitational
Head coach Exon directs the players prior to tee-off Wednesday morning.
LAWRENCE, Kan. - The Baker University golf teams will be hosting their annual Spring Invitational. The 54-hole event features nine women's teams and eight men's teams. The par-72, 7,092-yard Alvamar Golf Club will serve as the host course.
4.7.10 | Men's Golf
Baker men take fourth at Missouri Valley Invitational
MARSHALL, Mo. - The Baker men's golf team traveled to Marshall, Mo., this past weekend to participate in their second 36-hole tournament event of the 2010 season.
With the golf course in good shape, Sunday evening thunderstorms and another Monday morning thunderstorm dropped several inches of the rain on the golf course making for wet and soggy conditions. After a weather delay on Monday morning, the first-round got underway. The clouds were replaced with sunny and warm conditions.
3.25.10 | Men's Golf
Baker men head to Rivercut Golf Club for season opener
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Baker men's golf team will open its 2010 season this weekend when they travel to Rivercut Golf Club (Evangel University).
"If we play anything like we have been in practice, it should be a pretty fun weekend," said head coach Karen Exon. "I look forward to seeing what they guys can do in their season opening tournament," Exon said.
Fall Season Coach's Corner
We started out the fall season with fairly lofty expectations after posting varsity team scores of 299-308 at the opening William Woods Summer Shootout tournament. Disappointing, however, were back-to-back 54-hole tournaments hosted by Evangel and Lindenwood where the team did not post strong second-round scores.
These tournaments exposed the youth of our team and demonstrated that guys are going to have to work on grinding out 36-hole tournament days and developing better mental and physical toughness. However, the final tournament of the fall 2009 season helps us to feel a lot better about our toughness and ability to grind it out in difficult conditions.
Adam Taylor in particular and the rest of the varsity squad could have very easily folded under the disappointment of dropping from first to fourth after the Ottawa University Tournament opening round when Adam’s first-round score was disqualified for a procedural mistake. The weather conditions were terrible with wet, cold, and windy conditions. However Adam Taylor came back in the second round to shot a 2-over-par 74, freshmen Mason Dick and Andy Sherman stepped up to shoot a pair of 78s, and senior Jared Drummond posted an 80 as the varsity squad shot the low tournament round of 310.
"I was very proud of Adam Taylor for stepping up to the challenge of playing the way we both know he can play in the second round and providing this young team with some very solid and mature leadership on and off the golf course. And I was thrilled for senior Zack Rockey that he could lead the JV team with scores of 75-78 and earn third place individual medalist honors for the tournament. Freshman Mason Dick also placed in the top five individually with his rounds of 77-78. This is a good way to move into the 'between-seasons' as we concentrate on academic obligations and between-seasons conditioning,” coach Karen Exon said.