Men's Golf Finishes Tied For Fifth at Hall of Fame Invitational
March 20, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - The ninth-rated TCU men's golf team finished with a three-round 879 (+15) and a share of fifth place among 19 teams at the Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Golf Club in Humble, Texas. The Horned Frogs shot their highest score of the event, a 17-over 305, on the final day.
Top-ranked Oklahoma State (846) edged No. 15 UNLV (848) for the team title. TCU began the day in a tie for third place, but were hindered when they had to count all four of their remaining scores after junior Colby Beckstrom (North Muskegon, Mich) was disqualified for failing to sign his scorecard after Sunday's round.
J.J. Killeen (Lubbock, Texas) narrowly missed his third consecutive top-10 finish, as he tied for 13th place. He registered a two-over 74 on the final day to complete the event with a one-under 215. The 74 was Killeen's highest number of the three-day tournament, but was the team's best score of the day. The senior now has placed among the top 20 in seven of TCU's eight tournaments this year.
A trio of Horned Frog players finished tied for 29th place with 54-hole sums of 221 (+5). Senior David Schultz (Fargo, N.D.) slipped from a share of 16th place after a final-round 77 (+5), while sophomore Drew Stoltz bettered Schultz by one stroke (76) to wind up with the same three-round score. True freshman James Sacheck, who was invited to play in the tournament as an individual., had a final-round 79 to fall from ninth to 29th.
Fellow freshman Franklin Corpening (Fort Worth, Texas) carded a 78 on Sunday to finish with a three-round 226 (+10), which placed him tied for 57th. Beckstrom had posted rounds of 71 and 73 over the first two days of the tournament, but did not place in the final standings due to his disqualification.
The tournament featured nine teams in the top 25 according to the GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. The ranked teams in the field included: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 4 New Mexico, No. 6 Wake Forest, No. 9 TCU, No. 11 Texas, No. 15 UNLV, No. 20 Minnesota, No. 21 Arizona and No. 22 Kentucky.
TCU is next in action at the National Invitational Tournament in Tuscon, Ariz. from Mar. 27-29.