DALLAS – No. 22-ranked Texas A&M carded a final round of 293 on Tuesday and captured the team title at the Baylor Intercollegiate at Royal Oaks Country Club.
The win was the second in three fall tournaments for the Aggies.
A&M led wire-to-wire with a 54-hole score of 288-289-293=870 to edge runners-up Oklahoma (872) and Lamar (872) by two strokes. No. 14 Arkansas placed fourth at 873, followed by No. 17 Baylor (875), New Mexico (881), SMU (885), BYU (889), Houston (900), Kansas (904), College of Charleston (909) and St. Mary’s (Calif) (910).
SMU’s James Kwon captured individual honors with a one-under total of 74-69-69=212. A&M senior Bronson Burgoon, who led after the first two rounds, tied for fourth at 68-71-75=214. Burgoon finished in the top 15 in all three fall events, including a victory at the Adams Cup of Newport in September. The Aggies also won the team title at that event.
A&M junior Andrea Pavan (72-74-72=218) and sophomore Conrad Shindler (74-71-73=218) tied for 12th, sophomore John Hurley (74-73-74=221) tied for 17th and junior Austin Schauer (80-77-74=231) tied for 52nd. Freshman Jordan Russell (78-78-74=230), competing as an individual, tied for 50th.
“We didn’t feel like we played our best golf but we still got the win,” A&M Coach J.T. Higgins said. “I’m pretty proud of the guys. Bronson didn’t have a very good day and we held on to win without his score, which is a tribute to our depth. It’s a great way to go into our off-season and we’re looking forward to a fantastic spring.”
The Aggies open their spring schedule at the John Burns Intercollegiate Feb. 18-20 in Hawaii.