Horned Frog Golfers Lead After First Two Rounds of Prestige
Nov. 4, 2003
LA QUINTA, Calif. - Defending champion TCU, rated seventh in the most recent Golfweek standings, fired a second-round eight-under-par 280 and holds a two-stroke lead over No. 23 BYU following the first day of The Prestige At PGA West. TCU, which sat in ninth place following the morning round, shot the day's low round in the afternoon and enters Tuesday's final 18 at three-under-par (573).
BYU (575) sits two shots off the lead after rounds of 286 and 289. A trio of teams, including No. 4 UCLA, No. 26 Northwestern and 33rd-ranked Pepperdine, are tied for third at 578, five strokes behind TCU. The Horned Frogs are looking for their first tournament title of the 2003-04 season and their ninth since 2000.
Individually, Stanford's Zach Miller shot back-to-back five-under-par 67s on Monday to take a five-stroke lead over TCU's Colby Beckstrom. Beckstrom is eyeing his third top-10 finish and fourth top-20 placement in the Horned Frogs' four fall events. The sophomore, who entered the event rated 10th nationally, recorded rounds of 71 and 68 for a five-under 139. Beckstrom topped the field in par-3 scoring, playing four-under on the course's shortest holes.
Owning a share of 11th place following two rounds is TCU senior Adam Meyer. Meyer, from China Spring, Texas, registered a two-under 70 in the first round and a two-over 74 in the afternoon to sit at even-par (144) for the tournament.
Junior J.J. Killeen of Lubbock, Texas, bounced back from an opening-round 78 to tally a three-under 69 in round two. Killeen currently is tied for 25th position with Frog teammate Jeff Marcinowski. Marcinowski, a sophomore competing in his second straight tournament, shot scores of 76-71 for his three-over 147.
Redshirt freshman Drew Stoltz is also in the top half of the 78-person field, as he resides in a share of 33rd place. Stoltz had rounds of 76 and 72, good for a four-over-par 148.
The Prestige at PGA WEST, hosted by the UC Davis and Stanford, is in its fourth year of bringing together 15 of the nation's top academic and golf-playing universities. Play concludes at The Prestige At PGA West on Tuesday with a final 18 holes. The tournament is being played at the par-72, 6,841-yard La Quinta Resort Mountain Course.