TCU's Tull Named to U.S. Team for USA vs. Japan Championship
April 28, 2004
NORMAN, Okla. - TCU senior standout Brooke Tull has been named to the United States Team for the 2004 Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship, the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) announced today. The 12-member squad consists of four women's and eight men's collegiate players. The event will be held July 13-16 at Taiheiyou Club Ichihara Course in Chiba, Japan.
A three-time Conference USA Player of the Year, Tull hails from Georgetown, Texas. She has twice been named TCU's Female Athlete of the Year and currently ranks third on the school's all-time scoring average list at 75.45. In addition, her four individual tournament titles are the second most in TCU history. Tull is the second Horned Frog golfer ever to be selected to the USA squad, joining former All-American and current LPGA Tour star Angela Stanford.
Thus far in 2003-04, Tull has claimed medalist honors twice and has finished among the top 12 in each of the 10 tournaments. She owns a career-best and team-best 74.10 stroke average this season. Tull currently is 14th in the Golfstat Cup rankings and 23rd nationally according to the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings system.
The rest of the women's team includes Kailin Downs of New Mexico, Duke's Anna Grzebien and UCLA's Charlotte Mayorkas. A junior from Bend, Ore., Downs has twice been named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and has earned medalist honors once this season. A native of Narragansett, R.I., Grzebien has four top-10 finishes in her freshman campaign. A participant in the 2003 Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship, Mayorkas was the only women's player to win all three of her matches in last year's event. A junior from Chula Vista, Calif., Mayorkas has four tournament victories this season and was a first team All-America selection in 2003.
Trent Erb of Oglethorpe, Kentucky's John Holmes, J.J. Jakovac of Chico State, Colorado State's Nolan Martin, Indiana's Jeff Overton, Michael Putnam of Pepperdine, Minnesota's Justin Smith and Peter Tomasulo of California comprise the men's portion of the team. A senior from Athens, Ga., Erb is the two-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was a 2003 Division III PING All-America selection. Holmes, a junior from Campbellsville, Ky., was an honorable mention PING All-America honoree and has one tournament victory this season. Jakovac will be competing in his second Fuji Xerox USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship after helping to lead the U.S. to victory in 2003. The senior was the 2002 recipient of the Division II Arnold Palmer Award and has earned first-team PING All-America honors the past two seasons.
An honorable mention PING All-America selection in 2003, Martin is senior from Colorado Springs, Colo. A four-time tournament medalist this season, Jeff Overton is a junior from Evansville, Ind. A junior from Tacoma, Wash., Putnam was named an honorable mention PING All-America selection in 2003 and claimed medalist honors once this season. A two-time PING All-American, Smith, a senior from Moon Township, Pa., has won two tournaments this season. Tomasulo will also be competing in his second GCAA international competition after representing his country in the 2003 Palmer Cup presented by Monster. He was a PING third-team All-America recipient last season.
Players representing the United States in previous USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championships include Curtis Strange, Brad Faxon, Juli Inkster, Kathy Baker, Davis Love III, David Toms, Bob Tway and Scott Verplank. Team USA leads the all-time USA vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship series, 21-7, and has won eight straight competitions.