Horned Frogs Earn Second Place At Morris Williams
March 16, 2004
AUSTIN, Texas - No. 9 TCU secured second place at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate on Tuesday afternoon, thereby earning the team's fifth top-three finish in seven events this season. The Horned Frogs, eyeing their first victory of the campaign, finished just two strokes behind tournament champion and 20th-ranked BYU.
TCU recorded a five-over-par score of 293 in the third and final round and completed the event with a 54-hole total of 860 (-4). BYU's winning three-day sum was 858, while third-place Oklahoma State, currently rated sixth, finished one shot behind TCU. Six of the 15 teams at the Morris Williams tournament are ranked among the top 25 in the most recent GCAA/Precept Coaches' Poll. The ranked teams include: No. 6 Oklahoma State, No. 8 Texas, No. 9 TCU, No. 16 California, No. 18 Arkansas and No. 20 BYU.
Senior Adam Meyer was the Horned Frogs' top finisher, earning a share of ninth place at 213 (-3). The native of China Spring, Texas, fired one-under 71s in all three rounds. His final card included three birdies and a pair of bogeys. It was Meyer's fourth top-10 finish this season and the 13th of his career.
Colby Beckstrom, a sophomore from North Muskegon, Mich., also earned a spot in the tournament's top 20, as he placed tied for 19th with a one-under 215. After a 69 and a 72 on Monday, Beckstrom played two-over (74) during the final round, which was enough to hang onto his fifth top-20 finish this season and the ninth of his two-year career.
Junior J.J. Killeen narrowly missed joining the top 20 by tying for 24th with a one-over 217. Killeen owned a two-over score of 74 on his final 18 holes. Meanwhile, senior Stephen Polanski shared 26th place for the second straight tournament. Polanski's best score was a minus-three 69 in round two that helped him finish with a 218 (+2).
Drew Stoltz, who played as an individual and did not figure into the team score, tied for 61st with a 54-hole 228 (+12). The freshman recorded the Frogs' best final round, a two-under 70. Stoltz was four-over through his first three holes of the day before playing the final 15 at six-under-par.
TCU is next in action at the Hall of Fame Invitational in Houston, Texas, from March 19-21. Live scoring will be available on www.golfstat.com.