TCU golfers lead 17-team field through two rounds at Cleveland State
Sept. 12, 2005
CHARDON, Ohio - The TCU men's golf team got its 2005-06 season started off on a good note on Monday, as the Horned Frogs jumped out to a six-stroke lead through two rounds at the Cleveland State Invitational. The Frogs posted a 36-hole total of 574 (+6) thanks to an even-par 284 in the morning session.
TCU, which is competing with a group of five players who have only played in a combined 19 collegiate tournaments, played solid team golf in both rounds to take a lead over second-place Kent State (580). Xavier (581) and Kansas State (584) are also within 10 strokes of the lead.
A trio of TCU golfers--senior Drew Laning, sophomore Franklin Corpening and freshman Tom Miles--are tied for sixth place at the tournament with two-round scores of 143 (+1). Laning, who is in search of his first career top-20 finish, posted the team's best round of the day, a 1-under 70. His opening round including a 3-under card on the back nine.
Corpening and Miles both enjoyed identical rounds of 71 and 72 on the day. Corpening, who notched a career-best 20th-place finish in his first college tournament in 2004, is looking to open the golf season in style again. Miles, a native of Dublin, Ohio, has the opportunity to play in his home state in his first TCU event.
Junior Drew Stoltz, the most veteran member of the team having started 10 tournaments over his two-year career, is tied for 28th place with a 147 (+5). He shaved one stroke off his morning round with a 73 in the afternoon. True freshman Jon McLean sits in a share of 42nd position with a 150 (+8). McLean's top score was a 1-over 72 in the opening round.
The Cleveland State Invitational is being held at the Sand Ridge Golf Club (Par 71, 7085 yards) in Chardon, Ohio. Sand Ridge is the site of the 2006 NCAA Central Regional in May. The final 18-hole round will take place on Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. (ET). Live scoring of the event will be available on www.golfstat.com.