TCU Golfers Tied For Second Following One Round of Hall of Fame
March 19, 2004
HUMBLE, Texas - Ninth-ranked TCU is tied for second place following the first 18 holes at the Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Golf Club (Par 72; 7,352 yards) in Humble, Texas. A pair of Horned Frog seniors are pacing the squad, as Stephen Polanski (67) sits in second place individually, while Adam Meyer (68) is tied for third.
TCU recorded a five-under-par score of 283 in the opening round to sit six strokes behind tourney leader Arizona and in a four-way tie for second place with Arkansas, Texas and Texas A&M. Of the 18 teams at the Hall of Fame Invitational, 10 are ranked among the top 25 in the most recent GCAA/Precept Coaches' Poll, with eight ranked among the top 13.
Polanski's five-under 67 matched his career-best round. His card included a team-high eight birdies to go along with three bogeys. He caught fire beginning on hole number 6, shooting four-under-par over his next six holes. The native of Livonia, Mich., owns one top-20 tourney placement in his career and is looking for his first-ever finish among the top 10. Polanski is just one stroke behind individual leader Chris Nallen of Arizona (66).
Meyer, who has placed among the field's top 10 in four of TCU's last five events, notched a four-under 68 in round one. The China Spring, Texas, product had five birdies and just one bogey on the afternoon. He is tied with two other golfers for the number three spot among the 96 participants.
Colby Beckstrom, a sophomore from North Muskegon, Mich., is tied for 27th place following a 72 (E). He was two-over through eight holes, then played bogey-free golf while registering a pair of birdies to close his round.
Juniors J.J. Killeen and David Schultz are tied for 71st after plus-four scores of 76. Killeen was four-over through five holes, then played the final 14 at even par. Meanwhile, Schultz was three-over on the front side and one-over on the back nine.
The tournament's ranked teams include: No. 6 Oklahoma State, No. 7 Arizona State, No. 8 Texas, No. 9 TCU, No. 10 UNLV, No. 11 Minnesota, No. 12 New Mexico, No. 13 Arizona, No. 18 Arkansas and No. 22 Oklahoma. In addition, the field contains amateur teams from England and Sweden, along with NCAA Division II champion Francis Marion University and NCAA Division III champion Averett College.
TCU continues play with the second round of the 54-hole event on Saturday morning. The Horned Frogs' tee times begin at 8:33 a.m. (CT). Live scoring will be available on www.golfstat.com.