Men's golf in 11th with one round remaining at Hall of Fame
March 18, 2006
HUMBLE, Texas - Senior Drew Laning, who is tied for ninth place individually, has set the pace for the TCU men's golf team at the Hall of Fame Invitational in Humble, Texas. With a 36-hole team score of 615 (+39), the Horned Frogs, who are competing one player short, sit in 11th place among 17 teams after the first two of three rounds at the prestigious tournament.
Laning, who has one career top-10 and two top-20 finishes all time, has shot a pair of 74s to begin the tournament. His best career showing is a fifth-place effort at The Ridges Intercollegiate in the fall. The native of Little Rock, Ark., has been TCU's top finisher in three of the team's previous six tournaments this season.
Freshman Jon McLean recorded the Frogs' best score of the tournament thus far, a one-over 73, on Saturday. He moved up 20 spots in the individual standings into a share of 29th place at 152 (+8).
Junior Drew Stoltz (T-57th) and freshman Tom Miles (T-61st) are the final team scorers for TCU. Stoltz carded a 78 in the second round and now has a 157 (+13) over the two days. Meanwhile, Miles logged an 82 to give him a 14-over score of 158.
Sophomore Franklin Corpening withdrew prior to the first round, forcing TCU to use all four of its scores throughout the tournament. Freshman Jesse Speirs, who entered the tournament as an individual and does not figure into the team total, is in the a tie for 69th. Speirs had an 81 on Saturday and has a 15-over 159 for the tourney.
Oklahoma State leads the field by seven strokes with a two-round sum of 586 (+10). Final-round action tees off with a shotgun start Sunday at 7:30 a.m. (CST).
TCU Individual Scores