Schultz Tied for First; Frogs Eighth After Two Rounds of Jerry Pate
Oct. 11, 2004
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Playing among a field that includes seven of the nation's top 12 teams, the 10th-ranked TCU men's golf team sits in eighth place following the first two rounds of the 20th Annual Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate. The Horned Frogs recorded a five-under-par 563 on Monday, a figure that included a seven-under 277 that was just one stroke shy of the best afternoon round.
TCU senior David Schultz shares the individual lead with three other players at six-under (136). The native of Fargo, N.D., torched the course with a pair of sub-70 rounds, notching a 69 in the morning and then shooting two strokes better on the second 18 holes. Schultz, a two-time first-team All-Conference USA performer, is in search of his third career collegiate title and his first since the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in April of 2003. Southern California's Tyler Ley, Alabama's Mark Harrell and Georgia's Brendon Todd were the other golfers who posted six-under scores on day one.
Senior J.J. Killeen and junior Drew Pigg are in a tie for 27th place after opening the tournament with even-par scores of 142. Killeen's top score was a 69 in the second round, while Pigg fired a 70 to begin the day. Killeen has earned top-20 finishes in five of his last six tournaments dating back to last season.
Junior Drew Laning (T-41st) shot an even-par 71 in the second round to finish the day with a 145 (+3). Fellow junior Colby Beckstrom is tied for 52nd at 148 (+6). Beckstrom bounced back from a 78 to post a minus-one 70 in the second round.
Top-ranked Oklahoma State and No. 2 Georgia Tech are tied for the lead among the 12-team field, both at 16-under par (552). The Horned Frogs are just 11 strokes off the pace set by those squads. The tournament, which concludes with the third and final round on Tuesday, is being played at the Old Overton Golf Course. TCU is set to tee off Tuesday's round at 8:50 a.m. (CT).