TCU Golf Team Slips into Tie For Seventh at Hall of Fame
March 20, 2004
HUMBLE, Texas - A three-over-par score of 291 dropped No. 9 TCU into a tie for seventh place heading into the final round of the Hall of Fame Invitational at Redstone Golf Club (Par 72; 7,352 yards) in Humble, Texas. The Horned Frogs sat in a four-way tie for second place with Arkansas, Texas and Texas A&M heading into Saturday's action after registering a five-under-par score of 283 in the opening round.
After a second-straight under-par round, TCU's Adam Meyer has a share of second place individually. The senior from China Spring, Texas, had the Frogs' best round of the day with a 71 (-1). His two-day total of 139 is five-under-par and he is strokes out of first place, currently held by Arizona's Chris Nallen (132). Meyer, who has placed among the field's top 10 in four of TCU's last five tournaments, is looking for his second tournament title as a Horned Frog. He previously claimed medalist honors at the 2003 Waikoloa Intercollegiate, his first-ever TCU appearance.
In Saturday's round, Meyer was four-under through 16 holes prior to finishing with a double-bogey and a bogey. Meyer's finish resembled how the team finished Saturday's round. Holes 16-18 were tough on the Frogs, as the five players combined to shoot 10-over on those three holes. The five Frogs, who combined to shoot four-under on the front side, were 12-over on the back nine.
Stephen Polanski, who matched his career-best round with a 67 on Friday, posted a three-over 75 in the second round. The senior now owns a share of 14th place after starting the day in second place. Meanwhile, junior David Schultz scored an even-par 72 on Saturday, a four-stroke improvement from his opening round. The product of Fargo, N.D., has a share of 54th place with a 148 (+4).
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. 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.
With a 36-hole score of 560, Arizona leads the team event, one stroke ahead of Texas. TCU continues play with the third and final round of the 54-hole tournament on Sunday morning. The Horned Frogs' tee times begin at 7:48 a.m. (CT). Live scoring will be available on www.golfstat.com.