WACO, Tex.(10/29/02) - Junior Brad Gibson fired a career best round of 68, four-under par in the first round of the Baylor Invitational at Bear Ridge Country Club. Gibson was one-under par after the first nine holes, fired a blistering three-under par on the final nine holes to finish with a first round score of 68. Gibson's score places him in a tie for sixth place after the first round.
Senior Brad Besler also fired an under par score with a first round score of 71. Besler had a steady round, shooting one-under on the front nine and an even par score on the final nine holes. Besler is tied for 16th place after the first round.
Junor Zach Atkinson had an even-par round shooting a 72 after 18 holes of play. Atkinson is currently tied for 28th place. Freddy Espericueta is just one shot behind Atkinson with a first round score of 73, one-over par. The tournament continues tomorrow at the Bear Ridge Country Club in Waco.
North Texas Scores
Brad Gibson 68 -4
Brad Besler 71 -1
Zach Atkinson 72 E
Freddy Espericueta 73 +1
Thomas Kulack 76 +4