TCU Men Take Fourth Place at Morris Williams
March 18, 2003
AUSTIN, Texas - At the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, No. 3 TCU finished in fourth place among an 18-team field that featured nine ranked schools. The Horned Frogs completed the first 18 holes in a tie for 11th after posting a six-over 294, but battled back with a five-under 283 in the second round to move up the leaderboard. The Horned Frogs closed the tournament with a two-under 286 to place fourth with an 863 (-1), behind only Oklahoma State (842), Texas (843) and UNLV (858).
"This was an extremely tough tournament, and we're pleased with the way we played overall, especially the last two rounds," TCU head coach Bill Montigel. "There are so many good teams in college golf, and we faced some of the best over the last two days. It will definitely help us prepare for the stretch run of the season."
Senior Adam Rubinson and sophomore J.J. Killeen each began the day tied for 34th place but both moved all the way up into a tie for 17th after posting three-under-par scores of 69 in the final round. It was the seventh time in eight tournaments that Rubinson has placed among the field's top 20 and the third time that Killeen has done so this season.
Sophomore David Schultz scored a 219 (+3) to place in a tie for 34th. He fired his best round of the tourney on Tuesday, a one-under 71. Freshman Colby Beckstrom, who led the Frog contingent on day one, shot a 77 (+5) in the final round. For the event, Beckstrom placed tied for 43rd with a 220 (+4). Junior Adam Meyer, who entered the final round with an even-par 144, slipped into a share of 48th place after logging a 78.
The list of top-25 teams that competed at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, with their Coaches' Poll rankings, are as follows: No. 3 TCU, No. 7 UNLV, No. 8 Texas, No. 10 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Georgia Tech, No. 16 New Mexico, No. 18 Oklahoma, No. 22 Pepperdine and No. 25 Southern California.
Tuesday's final 18 holes were interrupted for more than an hour due to inclement weather. TCU is next in action at the U.S. Collegiate from March 30-April 1 in Tucson, Ariz.