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2006-2007 Men's Golf Roster


Nick Bailes

Class: r-Jr.
Height: 5-8
Weight: 155 pounds
Previous School: Cleveland HS
Hometown: Cleveland, Tenn.

Fall 2006: Played in four fall tournaments and had a 74.67 scoring average ... Top finish was sixth at the Sam H. Hall Invitational when he shot a 3-under 209 for the three-round tournament ... Turned in three sub-par rounds in the same tournament for the second time in his career with 69-69-71 at Sam H. Hall Invitational ... Five of the 12 rounds played were sub-par.

As a Sophomore (2005-06): Led Blue Raiders in scoring average (73.5) for the year, which was ninth overall in the Sun Belt Conference ... Top finish was second at the Dick Wittcoff/USF Invitational (03/3-5/06) ... Enjoyed four Top 10 finishes in the 12 tournaments played.

2006 Spring: Turned in his top career finish with a second (out of 90 players) at the Dick Wittcoff/USF Invitational (March 3-5) with a 1-under 212 ... Played in seven tournaments and posted his best round of the spring with consecutive 70s at the USF Invitational ... Had a stretch of five straight sub-par rounds between the USF Invitational and USA Spring Classic.

2005 Fall: Played in all five events and finished second on the team with a 72.93 stroke average ... Had two top 10 finishes by tying for ninth at the Missouri Bluffs Challenge and coming in 10th at the Reynolds Plantation Classic ... Fired his career-best round of 67 at the Missouri Bluffs Challenge ... Fired best three-round total of the fall seson with a 212 at the Missouri Bluffs Challenge.

2005 Spring: Competed in all seven tournaments and for the year led the Blue Raiders with a 75.4 stroke average ... Was second on the team in stroke average for the spring season with a 75.1 ... Best spring and career finish was a tie for fourth at the USF Invitational with a 54-hole total of 220 ... Fired a spring low-round of 71 at the USF Invitational ... Finished 13th at the Sun Belt Championships with a 222 including two rounds of 73 ... Was fifth at the 2005 Tennessee State Amateur.

2004 Fall: Played in all five tournaments and was tied for second on the team in stroke average with a 75.7 ... Shot a career-best 70 in the Mason Rudolph Championship ... Tied for 19th at the Mean Green Classic for his best career finish. 2003-04: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Two-time all-state performer at Cleveland High School for coach Mark Simms ... Placed third at the TSSAA State Tournament in 2002 and was 16th at the 2001 Tennessee State Open.

Personal: Nick is majoring in University Studies ... born Oct. 1, 1984 ... son of Gerald and Barbara Bailes.