Golf narrowly takes second

By Laurean Love

The Baylor men’s golf team finished second at the Rod Myers Invitational in Durham, N.C., on Sunday.

Baylor had three top-10 finishes with senior Joakim Mikkelsen in third at 1-under-par and a tie for 10th place at 2-over-par between senior Lorenzo Scotto and junior Ryan O’Rear.

Baylor finished the tournament at 6-over-par behind host and Rod Myers Invitational champion, Duke, who shot 3-under-par. Baylor was followed by Charlotte who shot an 8-over-par, Iowa at 19-over-par and Tulsa at 22-over-par.

The team’s second-place finish will be Baylor’s third straight top-two finish for the first time in the Big 12 era.

“Despite the cold and windy conditions, I thought we played well both days,” head coach Greg Priest said in a press release. “The weather factor was definitely a change for us, but I thought the course played harder in the final round. We managed to get off to a great start Sunday.”

Mikkelsen was one of only three players to finish under-par. This was Mikkelsen’s third straight top-10 finish, which moves him into a fifth-place tie in Baylor history for seven career top-five finishes.

Senior Drew McGee finished in 21st place at 8-over-par, while freshman Kyle Jones finished in 32nd at 11-over.