Miles, McLean move Frogs into tie for ninth
Feb. 9, 2006
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - The TCU men's golf team moved up three spots into a share of ninth place on the second day of play at the UH Hilo Intercollegiate. The Horned Frogs (576) posted a 10-over 294 on a blustery day at the Waikoloa Village Course (par 71, 6,777 yards). Just one team was able to break 285 on Thursday after 17 of the 21 squads accomplished that feat Wednesday.
The TCU freshmen M&M duo of Jon McLean and Tom Miles continued to impress. Both players shot identical even-par scores of 71 in round two to move into a tie for 10th place at 140 (-2). McLean's best finish this year is 10th, while Miles had a career-best 11th-place landing in the fall.
Fellow freshman Robby Ormand advanced 18 spots on day two into a share of 43rd position among the 105 participants. He has a 4-over 146 through two rounds. Freshman Jesse Speirs (T-79th, 150) and junior Drew Stoltz (T-89th, 153) round out the TCU contingent at the island tournament.
The Horned Frogs are just four strokes out of fourth place with one round remaining. Third-ranked Georgia Tech (547) leads the tournament by 14 strokes over No. 2 Oklahoma State (561). TCU, ranked 44th entering the spring season according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings system, is playing against five top-25 squads and nine top-50 squads among the 21-team field.