Three TCU golfers reach match play portion of Championship
* 2012 Academic All-Mountain West Conference
Thomas Mantovanini earned a spot in TCU's five-man lineup in the spring semester of his true freshman season ... competed in eight of the Horned Frogs' 14 events, including seven as a member of the lineup and once as an individual only (John Hayt Collegiate Invitational) ... proved to be one of the driving forces behind TCU's appearance at the NCAA Championship after posting his best career performance by far at the NCAA Central Regional ... tied for 11th place in Ann Arbor with a 3-under-par score of 210 after playing par or better in each of the three rounds (70-69-71) ... prior to the tournament, had only reached par in two of 18 competition rounds as a Frog ... his second-round 69 marks the low round of his TCU career ... finished as the No. 2 Frog on the leaderboard at the Regional ... his best previous finish as a Frog came at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, where he tied for 36th place in the 87-player field (+8) ... recorded his previous-low three-round total at the Insperity Augusta State Invitational (+3), tying for 48th place ... was the Frogs' fifth finisher in his first career appearance at the NCAA Championship held at The Riviera County Club ... concluded his freshman season as the No. 7 Brazilian amateur according to the R&A World Amatuer Rankings.
Mantovanini arrived at TCU after making a name for himself on the Brazilian junior and amateur circuits ... brought a top-20 Brazilian amateur ranking with him to TCU ... won the 2010 Brazilian Junior Championship and finished sixth at the 2010 South American Junior Championship ... finished 2010 as the top-ranked junior golfer in Brazil ... represented Brazil at the 2010 Junior Orange Bowl International Championship ... participated in the Callaway Junior World Championships in consecutive years in 2009 and 2010, claiming a top finish of 31st in his second appearance ... posted back-to-back top-15 finishes at the Brazilian Amateur Championship in 2010 (sixth) and 2010 (14th).
OFF THE COURSE
Mantovanini is the son of Walter Mantovanini Filho and Ana Carolina Ferraz de Campos Mantovanini ... has one brother, Walter Mantovanini Neto ... majoring in business.