TCU men's golfers move into share of third at NIT
March 27, 2006
TUCSON, Ariz. - The TCU men's golf team matched fifth-ranked UCLA for the best round of the day, a 3-under-par 285, to move into a share of third place through 36 holes at the National Invitational Tournament. Three of the five Horned Frog players broke par on day two of three at Omni Tucson National.
With a two-day score of 572 (-4), TCU is tied with host school Arizona for third place. The Frogs are just 10 shots behind tournament leader UCLA (562) and eight behind eighth-ranked Arizona State (564) with one day remaining.
Sophomore Fort Worthian Franklin Corpening fired a 2-under 70 to move into a share of ninth place on the individual leaderboard. With a two-round score of 141 (-3), he is in line for his first top-20 showing since the fall opener. Junior Drew Stoltz (T-14th, 142) also is among the field's top 20. After a triple-bogey on the final hole, Stoltz finished the round with a 1-over 73.
Freshman Tom Miles also advanced up the leaderboard after a 1-under 71. He is now tied for 21st position at 143 (-1). Senior Drew Laning battled back from an opening-round 78 by shooting seven strokes better on day two. Laning improved his standing 20 spots on the day into a share of 59th. Jon McLean, is tied for 65th after a 4-over 76 gave the freshman a 151 (+7).
Nine of the 14 competing schools are rated among the nation's top 25 in the most recent GCAA/Bridgestone Top 25 Coaches Poll. TCU is ahead of seven of the ranked teams heading into Tuesday's play. Final round action for the Horned Frogs begins at 9:24 a.m. (CT)/8:24 a.m. (MT).