TCU Golfers in Last Place After One Round of NIT
March 29, 2004
TUCSON, Ariz. (Mar. 28, 2004) - The TCU men's golf team finds itself in unfamiliar territory after one round of the National Invitational Tournament, as the Horned Frogs sit in last place among the 11-team field. TCU registered a nine-over-par 297 on Sunday to sit four strokes behind 10th-place Kent State with 36 holes remaining.
Three Horned Frogs, J.J. Killeen, Colby Beckstrom and Adam Meyer, recorded two-over scores of 74 in round one. The trio is tied for 35th place among the 60 individuals. One stroke behind them is teammate Stephen Polanski (75), who is in a share of 43rd. After a 80 on Sunday, David Schultz is in 59th position.
After the five players played even-par on the front side, TCU faltered on the back nine. The five Frogs combined for a 17-over-par sum on the back, and the four counting scores were +9.
Of the 11 teams at the National Invitational Tournament, nine are ranked among the top 25 in the most recent GCAA/Precept Coaches' Poll. The tournament's ranked teams include: No. 6 Oklahoma State, No. 7 Arizona State, No. 9 TCU, No. 10 UNLV, No. 11 Minnesota, No. 13 Arizona, No. 15 New Mexico, No. 20 Southern California and No. 22 Washington.
The Horned Frogs begin second round play on Monday at 7:30 a.m. (MT). Live scoring will be available throughout the tournament on www.golfstat.com.