Horned Frogs finish 14th at prestigious U.S. Collegiate
April 11, 2007
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - For the second straight day, TCU lowered its team score, but this time the Horned Frogs slipped one spot in the standings to finish 14th at the U.S. Collegiate Championships at the Golf Club of Georgia (par 72, 7,017 yards). The Frogs' 14-over-par 302 on Wednesday left TCU with a 54-hole sum of 917 (+53).
Second-ranked Georgia took home the team title with a 20-over total of 884. The field featured four of the country's top five schools and nine of the nation's top 15. Each of the 15 competing teams was ranked among the nation's top 30.
On Wednesday, sophomore Jesse Speirs (Bangor, Maine) matched the best score of the 232 rounds played during the tournament with a 3-under 69. It was four shots better than TCU's previous best effort at the event. As a result, he moved up 33 spots on the final day into a share of 24th place with a 226 (+10). The sub-70 round was Speirs' fifth in 15 rounds this spring.
Freshman Travis Woolf landed in a tie for 43rd place at 229 (+13). The Fort Worthian shot his second straight 78 after opening the tournament with a 1-over 73. Senior Drew Stoltz shared 56th position at 233 (+17). It was just the second time this year that the Fort Collins, Colo., native placed outside the top 40.
The U.S. Collegiate was TCU's final tune-up for the Mountain West Conference Championships, which take place April 26-28 in Tucson, Ariz. The NCAA Regionals will be played May 17-19.
TCU Individual Scores
T-24. Jesse Speirs 81-76-69-226 (+10); T-43. Travis Woolf 73-78-78-229 (+13); T-56. Drew Stoltz 75-80-78-233 (+17); T-64. Robby Ormand 82-76-77-235 (+19); 70. Franklin Corpening 80-76-81-237 (+21).