TCU Golfers Net Third Seed in NCAA Central Regional
May 9, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs, ranked ninth in the nation according to the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, grabbed the third seed among 27 teams at the NCAA Central Regional, the NCAA men's golf selection committee announced today. This marks the 16th straight regional appearance for the Frogs under head coach Bill Montigel.
The Central Regional will be contested at Notre Dame University's Warren Golf Course (7,011 yards, par 70) in South Bend, Ind., from May 19-21. Following the 54-hole event, the top 10 squads and the top two individuals on non-qualifying teams will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held June 1-4 at the Caves Valley Golf Course (7,124 yards, par 70) in Owings Mills, Md.
TCU's lineup of senior J.J. Killeen, senior David Schultz, junior Colby Beckstrom, sophomore Drew Stoltz and freshman James Sacheck has won its last two tournaments, the National Invitational Tournament and the Conference USA Championships. The conference victory in April was the school-record fifth straight league title for the Horned Frogs.
"We're excited to be representing TCU at regionals again," Montigel said. "Our guys enjoyed playing the Warren Golf Course last month and are eager to play in another tournament. This is a strong region with a lot of really quality teams. We'll have to play very well all three days in order to advance."
The following schools (with seeds) comprise the Central field: 1. Oklahoma State; 2. Augusta State; 3. TCU; 4. Kentucky; 5. Texas; 6. Purdue; 7. Minnesota; 8. Michigan State; 9. Oklahoma; 10. Kent State; 11. Texas Tech; 12. SMU; 13. Tulsa; 14. Wichita State; 15. Xavier; 16. Texas A&M; 17. Kansas; 18. Arkansas; 19. Baylor; 20. Notre Dame; 21. Lamar; 22. Missouri; 23. Kansas State; 24. IUPUI; 25. Jackson State; 26. Detroit; 27. Loyola (Md.).
TCU has advanced to the NCAA Championships 13 times in school history, including 10 of the past 14 seasons. Last year, the Horned Frogs tied for 20th at the NCAA Championships after advancing with a fifth-place finish at regionals.