Men's golf makes final-day push to tie for eighth at Hall of Fame
March 19, 2006
HUMBLE, Texas - Two freshmen fired 2-under scores of 70 on the final day of the Hall of Fame Invitational in Humble, Texas, to help the TCU men's golf team move into a share of eighth place with top-ranked Georgia in the tournament's final standings. The sub-par scores by Jon McLean and Tom Miles were two of just four red numbers posted among the 96 participants on the final day.
McLean, who was in 49th place after the first day of play, tied for eighth after successive rounds of 73-70. McLean's finish marked his second career top-10 and was a career-best showing. In the team's seventh event of the season, McLean became the fifth different Horned Frog to lead the team at a tournament.
Senior Drew Laning registered his team-high third top-20 finish of the campaign by tying for 17th. He posted a final-round 77 (+5) after opening the tournament with back-to-back scores of 74.
Miles leaped 29 spots into 32nd position thanks to his round of 70, which included an eagle on a par-4. His score was one off of a career best and resulted in a 54-hole sum of 228 (+12). Junior Drew Stoltz (T-54th) also recorded his best card of the tourney on the final day, a 4-over 76. Stoltz owned a final score of 233 (+17).
Sophomore Franklin Corpening withdrew prior to the first round, forcing TCU to use all four of its scores throughout the tournament. Freshman Jesse Speirs (241, +25), who entered the tournament as an individual and did not figure into the team total, tied for 83rd.
Second-ranked Oklahoma State took the team title with a 16-over score of 880, while TCU wound up with a 908 (+44). In all, seven teams rated in the nation's top 25 according to the GCAA/Precept Coaches Poll were in Humble. In addition to tying Georgia, TCU defeated four other nationally ranked schools.
TCU is next in action at the National Invitational Tournament March 26-28 in Tucson, Ariz.
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