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Baylor Men's Golf Announces 2022-23 Schedule

August 10, 2022

WACO, Texas – Baylor men’s golf has released its schedule for the upcoming 2022-23 season, announced Wednesday by head coach Mike McGraw.

The schedule includes 10 regular-season events and the Big 12 Conference Championship that returns to Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kan., leading up to NCAA Regionals and the NCAA Championship.

BU will open the fall semester by returning to the Gopher Invitational Sept. 11-12 in Minneapolis, Minn. The Bears have a track record of success at the Gopher, winning it in 2019 and finishing in the top three in each of their previous five trips. It was also the site of McGraw’s first win as a head coach at Baylor.

The Bears will travel to Olympia Fields Country Club for the Fighting Illini Invitational Sept. 16-18 in Chicago, Ill. A staple on the BU schedule, Baylor will make its ninth appearance in 10 seasons at Olympia Fields, highlighted by a tie for first in 2019.

Baylor will return to the Lone Star state for its final three fall semester events, starting with the SMU Invitational Oct. 2-4 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. In its last appearance at Trinity Forest, BU won the Trinity Forest Invitational with a score of 28-under 824 in 2018.

Two-time champions of the Big 12 Match Play, Baylor will return to the event at Golf Club at Houston Oaks in Hockley, Texas, for the fifth time. The Bears won two of their final three matches to close out the event in 2021.

BU will finish the fall semester in Waco with the Bear Brawl at Ridgewood Country Club on October 31st. The Bears won the inaugural event last season in the first tournament held in Waco since 2005.

The spring semester opens with a trip to Laredo for the Border Olympics Feb. 13-14. It will mark BU’s 30th start in the event, with nine wins all time. The Bears notched their best stroke-play finish of 2021-22 with a fourth-place finish in Laredo last season.

McGraw and company will head west for The Prestige in Palm Springs, Calif., Feb. 20-22. Boasting one of the strongest fields in college golf, Baylor will make its first appearance in the event held on the Greg Norman Course at PGA West.

The Bears will play in the Cabo Collegiate, for a 10th-straight season, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, March 5-7. BU’s best finish in the event came in 2017 when they finished second with a score of 19-under 833.

Baylor returns to the Lone Star State for the Aggie Invitational at Traditions Golf Club April 3-4 in College Station. Five of the six players who competed in the 2022 Aggie Invite will return to the lineup in 2022-23. BU's best finish at the Aggie came in 2017 when the Bears finished second in the 13-team field.

The regular season will conclude with a trip to Tempe, Ariz., for the ASU Thunderbird Collegiate April 14-15. Returning to Papago Golf Club, Baylor finished sixth in the 15-team field last year with a score of 6-under 846.

The Big 12 Championship returns to Prairie Dunes Golf Club in Hutchinson, Kan., April 24-26. BU finished sixth at Prairie Dunes in 2021, and it was the site of BU's only Big 12 Championship win in 2001.

The Bears aim to make a return to the NCAA Regionals for the 24th time in the last 25 seasons. The six regional sites are San Antonio; Athens, Ga.; Pullman, Wash.; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; Raleigh, N.C.; and Westfield, Ind. Site assignments will be determined at the end of the regular season.

The NCAA Championships will return to Grayhawk Golf Club for a third-straight season, May 26-31 in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Baylor welcomes back an experienced roster that returns 79.5% of its stroke-play rounds played in 2021-22, led by All-American Johnny Keefer.

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