Six Former TCU Golfers Competing at Permian Basin Classic
Oct. 15, 2004
MIDLAND, Texas - A half dozen former TCU men's golfers teed off at the 2004 Permian Basin Charity Golf Classic, a Nationwide Tour event, on Thursday at the Midland (Texas) Country Club (Par 72, 7,354 yards). A pair of recent TCU graduates, Adam Rubinson (Class of 2003) and Andy Doeden (Class of `02), are near the top of the leaderboard, tied for 12th among the 144 participants.
Rubinson, a Fort Worth native, and Doeden, who hails from Fargo, N.D., each carded even-par scores of 72 on the opening day. Pete Jordan (`86) registered a four-over 76, and sits in a share of 92nd place after 18 holes. Stephen Polanski (`04) is tied for 131st after shooting a 79 (+7), while Ren Budde (`92) and Adam Meyer (`04) are 139th and 141st respectively after rounds of 82 and 84.
Of the six former TCU golfers, only Jordan did not play for current Horned Frog head coach Bill Montigel. Each of the players participated in at least one NCAA Championship during their collegiate careers, and three -- Jordan, Rubinson and Meyer -- were All-Americans.
The field will be cut to the top 60 players plus ties following Friday's second round. Live scoring of the event is available throughout the four-day tournament on www.pgatour.com. The total purse is $450,000, with the winner receiving $81,000.