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Baylor sweeps DII-AA state golf championships

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WRCB) -- The field was seeing red at the TSSAA Division II-AA State Golf Championships Tuesday.

As in, Big Red.

Baylor made it a clean sweep of both the boys and girls' individual and team titles to cap a dominating two-day stretch at Willowbrook Golf Club.

The Baylor boys opened a 13-shot lead after Monday's first round and cruised the state championship ahead runner-up and rival McCallie. The Red Raiders finished with a team total of 582, eleven strokes better than the Blue Tornado (593) and 21 shots better than third-place Memphis University School.

Blake Maum shot a 1-under 71 in Tuesday's final round to claim medalist honors by three strokes over McCallie's Andrew Weathers. Maum carded a 4-under 68 in Monday's opening round en route to a 5-under total of 139. He was the only player to shoot under par both days.

All four Baylor golfers finished in the top 20, with Mikey Feher tied for sixth at 148 (+4), Nic Vandeventer tied for 13th at 150 (+6) and Josh Gregorich tied for 17th at 152 (+8).

Weathers bounced back from Monday's 2-over 74 with a 4-under 68 on Tuesday to finish second overall at 2-under 142. Tucker Snipes (T-13 at +4) and Patrick McDonald (T-17 at +8) also finished in the top 20.

On the girls' side, Baylor rallied past defending champion Ensworth to reclaim the state team title with a one-shot victory. Ensworth's 2011 championship snapped a streak of 16 straight state titles for the Lady Raiders.

Blakesly Warren fired her second straight even par 72 on Tuesday to tie Ensworth's Alexandra Farnsworth for medalist honors at 144. Warren then beat Farnsworth on the second playoff hole to claim the outright individual title.

She helped Baylor win the team title on her final regulation hole, sinking a birdie on the par-4 18th while Farnsworth three-putted for bogey to turn the Lady Raiders' one-shot deficit into a one-shot victory.

Fellow Lady Raider Lauren Johnson finished fourth at 154 despite carding a disappointing 80 in Tuesday's final round.

Girls Preparatory School freshman Mary Melissa Manuel played as an individual and finished tenth.

St. Andrew's-Sewanee junior Jenna Burris finished fourth in the Division II-A tournament with a 10-over 154.

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