Golf ladies score win, men finish top five

By Savannah Pullin

Baylor’s men’s and women’s golf teams both found success over the Easter weekend.

The No. 17 Lady Bears captured their third tournament win of the season Sunday at Bancorp South Rebel Intercollegiate in Oxford, Miss.

Leading the pack was senior Jaclyn Jansen, who captured her third career tournament title, second of the season, with a career-low 6-under 210.

“Like I said all week, Jaclyn (Jansen) wants to finish her senior year strong,” first-year head coach Jay Goble said in a press release. “She’s definitely shown that so far in the spring through her work ethic. Her hard work has definitely paid off. She was pretty awesome on the course all week.”

Baylor shot a final-round 6-over 294, but it was still strong enough for the team to capture the win by eight strokes.

“Everything we do is working towards the postseason,” Goble said. “We have one more spring event left at Ohio State and that will give us a chance to work on our weaknesses. To get a win this late in the year before the postseason is a momentum-booster.”

The Lady Bears will close out their spring schedule April 21-22 as they compete at the Lady Buckeye Spring Invitation in Columbus, Ohio.

The 27th-ranked men’s team finished fifth in The Woodlands All-American Intercollegiate in The Woodlands on Monday and Tuesday, the team’s eighth top-five finish this season.

Entering the second day of play, the Bears were tied for seventh place.

They finished with a 3-under 861, one of six teams to shoot under-par in the final round.

“I thought the guys played well Tuesday,” head coach Greg Priest said. “We had a lot of birdies, but the thing[s] that hurt us the most were the big numbers. We had too many triple bogeys. We had a really good round, but we let it slip away.”

The men will conclude their spring schedule the same weekend as the women in College Station at The Aggie Invitational.