2018 Tournament Participant Profile

Garrett May Baylor


All-American senior from Hope, Ark., has earned spot in Baylor lineup in 28 tournaments and competed in three events as individual over first three seasons at Baylor … Has played 93 career rounds with 72.16 stroke average, which ranks eighth on Baylor’s all-time stroke average list … Earned 2018 Golfweek All-America third team honors and honorable mention All-America from GCAA … Two-time PING All-Central Region selection (2017, 2018) … Finished 2017-18 season ranked No. 29 nationally in Golfstat Division I player rankings … Led team with 71.24 stroke average during 2017-18 junior season, which was fourth-best single-season mark in program history … Ranks 10th in program history with 12 career top-10 finishes … Recorded top-10 finishes in five consecutive events during 2017-18 season … Posted 72.08 stroke average during 2016-17 sophomore season, which is currently 17th on Baylor’s single-season list … Has played 40 of 93 career rounds at par or better … Earned four top-5 finishes, 12 top-10 finishes and 18 top-25 finishes across 31 collegiate tournaments … Two-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree, picking up second team honors in 2017 and first team recognition in 2018 … Earned 2018 GCAA All-America Scholar recognition … Five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection.

2017-18 (Junior): Played in 12 tournaments and competed as part of Baylor lineup 11 times … Started season competing as individual, then progressed up lineup one spot at a time until taking over No. 1 spot for final seven events … Earned Golfweek All-America third team and GCAA All-America honorable mention selection after leading team with 71.24 stroke average across 37 rounds … Finished season ranked No. 29 nationally in Golfstat Division I player rankings … Helped Bears to No. 16 final national ranking and school-record third consecutive NCAA Championship appearance … Played team-high 22 rounds at par or better and led team with six top-10 finishes and nine top-25 results … Began season by winning 27-player Gopher Individual by 11 strokes with 15-under-par 201 … Shot final round of 9-under 63 to tie school record set by Johnny Arreaga in 1963 … Played in No. 5 spot and tied for 20th place at 78-played Fighting Illini Invitational with 4-over 214 … Recorded top-10 finishes in each of next five tournaments, posting 13 of 15 rounds at par or better … Moved up to No. 4 spot for Royal Oaks Intercollegiate, helped team claim tournament title with 4-under 209 to tie for sixth place in 73-player field … Climbed to No. 3 spot for Arizona Intercollegiate and tied for seventh place in 92-player field with 3-over 216 … Moved to No. 2 in lineup for All-American, shot all three rounds at 70 or better to finish tied for fourth place in 99-player field with 11-under 205 … Made debut in No. 1 spot at Querencia Cabo Collegiate, tied for 10th place in 80-player field with even-par 213 … Remaining in No. 1 spot for next six tournaments to close season … Shot par or better in all three rounds to card 3-under 210 and tie for seventh place in 90-player field at Valspar Collegiate, recording fifth consecutive top-10 finish … Tied for 12th place in 78-player Aggie Invitational after shooting 4-over 220 … Earned sixth top-10 finish of season with tie for sixth place in 85-player field at ASU Thunderbird Invitational, carding 6-under 207 … Tied for 34th place after shooting 16-over 296 at Big 12 Championship … Helped Bears earn NCAA Championship berth by shooting 1-over 217 to tie for 19th place in 75-player field at NCAA Bryan Regional … Tied for 107th place with 12-over 228 at NCAA Championship … Also had success in classroom, earning GCAA All-America Scholar recognition and Academic All-Big 12 first team honors … Named to Fall and Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls.

2016-17 (Sophomore): Played in various spots throughout Baylor lineup in all 12 tournaments … Helped Bears to first No. 1 national ranking in program history, first NCAA Regional title and first NCAA Championship match play berth … Earned PING All-Central Region honors … Recorded 72.08 stroke average over 37 rounds, which was 14th-best single-season stroke average in program history … Played 13 of first 23 rounds at par or better, including nine rounds below 70 … Counted 82 percent of rounds (30.5 of 37) toward team score, good for second-best on team … Had trio of top-three finishes and finished among top 25 individuals seven times … Began season with tie for 54th place at 17-over 227 at Fighting Illini Invitational … Rebounded with three straight rounds below 70 on way to third-place finish with 12-under 201 at Maui Jim Intercollegiate … Shot 66-69-66=201 at Maui Jim, which was best 54-hole score by a Baylor player since 2006 and third-best in program history … Tied for 28th place with 9-over 219 at Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate … Helped Bears to consecutive tournament titles and finished tied for 13th place individually at both the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate and The All-American … Shot 1-over 214 at Royal Oaks and 3-under 213 at The All-American … Recorded career-best 7-under 65 in second round at The All-American, which tied sixth-best round in program history at the time … Earned best finish of career with tie for second place at Querencia Cabo Collegiate, carding 8-under 205 that included first-round 67 and final-round 66 … Shot below par in all three rounds to finish tied for 10th place at Linger Longer Invitational with 5-under 211 … Extended streak of rounds at par or better to six straight by shooting 67-72 at Aggie Invitational, good for tie for second place at 5-under 139 … Tied for 62nd place at The Maxwell with 17-over 227 … Shot 18-over 298 to tie for 16th place at Big 12 Championship … Helped team to program’s first regional title by shooting 6-over 216 to tie for 38th place at NCAA Stanford Regional … Shot 9-over 297 at NCAA Championship to tie for 56th place individually and help Bears advance to NCAA Championship match play for first time in program history … Faced Oklahoma’s Rylee Reinertson in quarterfinals, falling 1-up … Named to Academic All-Big 12 Second Team and Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2015-16 (Freshman): Participated in seven tournament during freshman season, including five times as member of Baylor lineup … Recorded 74.11 stroke average across 19 rounds, including five rounds at par or better … Made collegiate debut and tied for 10th place at Gopher Invitational … Shot 1-under 70 in first collegiate round, finished tournament at 6-over 219, helping Bears to tie for third place … Shot 16-over 226 to tie for 62nd place at Fighting Illini Invitational … Tied for 42nd place at Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate after shooting 10-over 220 … Competed as individual at Border Olympics and recorded season-best finish with tie for eighth place at 4-under 140 … Returned to No. 5 spot in Baylor lineup at Linger Longer Invitational, finished tied for 27th place at 3-over 219 … Remained at No. 5 for Aggie Invitational, carded 25-over 241 to finish in 75th place … Played as individual in The Maxwell, shooting first-round 76 on way to tie for 28th place at 3-over 143 … Named to Fall and Spring Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls.

High School: Four-year golf letterwinner for head coach Jay Brewer at Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas … Back-to-back Arkansas state champion in 2014 and 2015 … Recorded 70.33 stroke average during 2015 senior season … First-team All-State and district champion as senior in 2015 … Placed third in 2014 Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship … Qualified for 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship.

Personal: Son of JD Wilson … Finance major.

Best round: 63 at Gopher Individual (fall 2017)
Best finish: t-2nd, twice; last at Aggie Invitational (spring 2017)
Lowest 18-hole score: 66 at Maui Jim Intercollegiate (fall 2016)
Lowest 36-hole score: 135, twice; last at All-American (spring 2018)
Lowest 54-hole score: 201, twice; last at Gopher Individual (fall 2017)
Tournament Titles: one; Gopher Individual (fall 2017)
Top 3 finishes: three; last at Aggie Invitational, t-2nd (spring 2017)
Top 5 finishes: four; last at All-American, t-4th (spring 2018)
Top 10 finishes: 12; last at ASU Thunderbird Invitational, t-6th (spring 2018)
Top 25 finishes: 18; last at NCAA Bryan Regional, t-19th (spring 2018)