Oct. 9, 2012
ANTALYA, Turkey—TCU placed each of its three competitors in the top quarter of the individual leaderboard last weekend at the World Amateur Team Championship. Sophomore Julien Brun led the group by earning a share of fourth place overall.
Brun and Horned Frogs teammate Paul Barjon fueled their home nation of France into a tie for third place, as the squad finished the weekend -15, nine strokes behind the winning threesome from the United States (-24). Brun recorded rounds of 67, 72 and 65 in the weather-plagued event that was shortened from four rounds to three. He finished at -10 for the tournament, five shots behind individual medalist Sebastian Vazquez of Mexico. Brun’s final-round 65 matched the low round of the tournament.
Brun’s lofty finish was another strong showing this spring for the Frog All-American. So far in three tournaments since the start of September, he owns two victories and now another top-5 placing. Included among the events was a win on the European Challenge Tour at the ALLIANZ Golf Open Toulouse Metropole held two weeks ago in his home country.
Joining Brun with a solid effort for Team France was Barjon, who finished in a tie for 53rd place at +2 following rounds of 68, 75 and 73. Like his TCU teammate, Barjon entered the weekend ranked among the top-100 amateur golfers in the world.
Also competing at the World Amateur was senior Daniel Jennevret, who helped his home nation of Sweden earn a share of 12th place. Jennevret was the squad’s top finisher in a tie for 33rd (-1) following individual rounds of 69, 71 and 73.
With the international amateur circuit now behind it, TCU can focus on finishing off its fall collegiate schedule. The Frogs travel to Windmere, Fla., Oct. 21-23 for its final competition of the fall at the annual Isleworth Collegiate Invitational.