Frog golfers ninth after two rounds at U.S. Collegiate
April 10, 2006
ALPHARETTA, Ga. - The TCU men's golf team is in ninth place following two rounds of play at the first-ever U.S. Collegiate Championship. The Horned Frogs posted a 20-over-par total of 596 after scoring a 297 in the morning round and a 299 during the afternoon.
Fifteenth-ranked Clemson leads the tournament with a 2-under score of 574. Third-rated Florida (575) and No. 22 Wake Forest (575) are one stroke back. Ten of the13 competing schools are rated among the top 25 in the most recent GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll, including three of the nation's top four teams.
Senior Drew Laning highlighted the Horned Frogs' effort by shooting a pair of even-par 72s. At 144, he is tied for 11th place among the 70 golfers. Laning is seeking his team-high fourth top-20 finish of the campaign.
Freshman Jon McLean has sole possession of the 25th spot with a plus-4 score of 148. He posted TCU's best round of the day in the afternoon, a 1-under 71, thanks to birdies on three of the first four holes. One shot and one place behind McLean is teammate Franklin Corpening (149, +5). The sophomore followed up an opening-round 75 with a 74 on the second 18.
Tom Miles is tied for 58th place with a 12-over 156. The true freshman was cruising along, as he played level-par golf over the first 28 holes, but shot plus-12 on the final eight holes. Junior Drew Stoltz is in the 66th position after a 159 (+15). His top score was a 76 in the opening round.
TCU, paired with Texas and Alabama, begins the final round at 9:20 a.m. (EDT). The Horned Frogs are just five strokes behind sixth-place Texas and four behind Alabama.