[Update] Baker finishes as MAC Co-Champion, Co-Player of the Year

All-MAC Commonwealth First Team: Andy Baker, second from right.
All-MAC Commonwealth First Team: Andy Baker, second from right.

Update: Due to an accidental discrepancy, Baker was initially awarded second place but upon review tied for first and was declared co-champion and co-player of the year with Alvernia's Keith Noonan. CLICK HERE FOR ANNOUNCEMENT

HERSHEY, Pa. - Hood College's Andy Baker shot an 83 in the second round to place second by a single stroke with a 36-hole 157 at the Middle Atlantic Conference Commonwealth Championships at the Hershey Country Club's East Course.

How it Happened

  • Baker shot an opening-round 74 for a two-stroke lead but day two proved tougher for all the competitors. Nine golfers broke 80 in the first round on the par-71, 6,526-yard course. Only one player did so in round two. Baker shot an 83, while Alvernia's Keith Noonan followed up his first-day 76 with an 80 to make up the gap for a 36-hole score of 156. Baker earns All-MAC Commonwealth First Team for his performance, just the second time in program history a Blazer has earned first team all-conference. He is first person in program history to earn all-conference more than once in his career after taking home second team honors with a sixth-place finish a year ago.
  • Andrew Heon tied for 20th. He shot a second round of 89 for a two-day total of 171.
  • Kyle Moir finished in a 23rd place tie after his 89 gave him a 36-hole tally of 174.
  • Michael Bushman was two strokes behind Moir on the final leaderboard. He shot matching rounds of 88 for a 176. 
  • Jon Knehans followed up a first-round 90 with a 93 to take 35th place at 183. 

Notes

  • Hood shot a 349 in the second round to finish with a 678, good for fifth place. 
  • Stevenson won the team title by six shots over Lebanon Valley with a two-day 640.