TCU Golfers Open WAC Tourney In First
May 1, 2001
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (May 1, 2001) - The TCU men's golf team sits in first place after Monday's opening round of the WAC Men's Golf Championships at the Forest Ridge Golf Club in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. TCU scored an 18-hole score of 291 and has a two-stroke lead over second-place Tulsa (293).
"I was very pleased how we played," head coach Bill Montigel said. "This was the first time any of us had seen the course before. It was easy to make a double bogey with the kind of conditions that we had. You had to hit some quality shots."
Individually, TCU senior Scott Volpitto turned in the day's best round with a three-under-par 69. Volpitto birdied holes 1, 3, 5 and 9 to score a four-under-par 32 on the front nine. He double-bogeyed the par-4 12th for his lone hole over par.
"The round went well," Volpitto said. "The first nine wasn't bad, but it was tougher on the back side because of the wind. I putted well and made some 20-30 footers. I hit irons and three woods on the tee's because I just wanted to put it in play."
Sophomore Adam Rubinson sits in a tie for fifth place after carding a one-over 73. Also in the tournament's Top 20 are junior Andy Doeden (T13th-74) and senior Aaron Hickman (T15th-75). The Frogs' other competitor is freshman Stephen Polanski, who shot a first-round 77.
Rounding out the team scores are: UTEP (296), Fresno State (299), SMU (301), San Jose State (304), Nevada (305), Hawai'i (307) and Rice (311).
Competition continues with 18 holes on Tuesday morning. TCU's first tee time is set for 9:40 a.m. Play concludes with the final 18 holes on Wednesday.