Will compete for spot on squad after playing in more than half of the tournaments in 2004-05
SUMMER 2005: Qualified for match play at the 2005 Cotton States Amateur before losing to teammate Tyrone Mordt 1-up... carded 84-78=162 at Texas State Amateur... competed at South Amateuer qualifier, Eastern Amateur, U.S. Amateuer qualifier and Texas State Open qualifier.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Baker emerged as the sixth man of the Mavericks golf team... played in seven tournaments - five as a medalist... posted first career top 10 finish with a tie for fifth at the Squire Creek Invitational (76-73-69=218).
SUMMER 2004: Shot 70-73=143 to qualify for U.S. Amateur... shot 78-74 at U.S. Amateur... qualified for Texas State Public Links Championships by virtue of 73 at Texas State Open qualifier... shot 79-83=162 at Texas State Open.
AS A FRESHMAN (2003-04): Played in four tournaments as a redshirt freshman, scoring a 77.92 stroke average... best finish was tie for 43rd in fall opener at Pacific Invitational (78-76-70=224).
SUMMER 2004: Shot a 70-73=143 to qualify for the U.S. Amateur and followed with a 78-74 at the U.S. Amateur....... qualified for the Texas State Public Links Championships by shooting a 73 at the Texas State Open qualifier... shot a 79-83=162 at the Texas State Open.
AS A FRESHMAN (2002-03): Red-shirted at UTA.
PRIOR TO UTA: Earned all-state honors while playing on the golf team at Whitehouse High School... district medalist in 2000 and 2002... advanced to regional championship tournament in each of his four years at Whitehouse... placed third in the 2001 UIL State Tournament... on the A/B Honor Roll... a member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born July 19, 1984... is the son of Lisa and Eddie Baker... business major at UTA.
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