TCU Golfers Move Into Sixth Through Two Rounds in Hawaii
Feb. 10, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - The Horned Frog men's golf team moved up one position in the team standings at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate after posting a nine-under 279 in Thursday's second round. TCU, ranked ninth nationally according to the GCAA Coaches Poll, is in sixth place among the 18-team field with a two-round 552 (-24).
Third-rated Oklahoma State (534) leads the tournament by eight strokes over Washington (542), while Southern California (543), Georgia Tech (546) and Arkansas (550) are holding down the 3-5 spots.
Three TCU teammates are tied for 18th place among the 110 participants with 36-hole 137s. Junior Colby Beckstrom, senior J.J. Killeen and junior Drew Pigg all have seven-under scores. Pigg had the team's best second round score with a four-under 68, while Killeen fired a 70 and Beckstrom a 71 on Thursday.
Freshman Franklin Corpening moved up 14 spots into 45th after a two-under 70. The Paschal graduate owns a two-day 141 (-3). Senior David Schultz (T-89th) had his second straight 73 and has a two-over 146 through 36 holes.
Eight of the top 25 programs, including seven of the top 12 schools, are competing in the 18-team tournament. Among the ranked teams at the event are No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 6 Texas, No. 8 Arizona State, No. 9 TCU, No. 10 UCLA, No. 11 Southern California, No. 12 Augusta State and No. 24 Oklahoma. Arkansas, Colorado, Fresno State, Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii-Manoa, Kansas, Oregon, Rhode Island, UC-Davis and Washington are the other participants.
The 15-year-old intercollegiate is hosted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo, but this will be the first year the tournament is being played at the 6,687-yard, par-72 Waikoloa Village Course. Final round play on Friday will start at 7 a.m. (Hawaii time). Scores will be available on www.gofrogs.com at the end of play.