Men's Golf Finishes Successful Week in Hawaii

Senior Daniel Jennevret was the Frogs' top individual finisher.

Senior Daniel Jennevret was the Frogs' top individual finisher.

Feb. 8, 2013


KONA, Hawaii—TCU concluded the final round of the Amer Ari Invitational in third place Friday among a formidable national field at the Waikoloa Kings’ Club. The Horned Frogs finished in front of five top-15 teams competing in the field.

TCU, which entered the day in sixth place after holding the first-round lead, put together a solid finish on the course Friday with a 7-under-par 281 that boosted it into third place on the final leaderboard. The Frogs finished one shot ahead of No. 2 Texas, No. 8 USC and No. 10 Georgia Tech. No. 7 UCLA and No. 6 Washington shared the team title at -22, seven strokes ahead of the Frogs (-15).

The event served as a good first look for TCU at its competition for the upcoming Big 12 Championship held later this spring. The Frogs, who were ranked No. 16 nationally entering the week, finished in front of each of the other three Big 12 teams in the field in the Longhorns, No. 14 Oklahoma State and No. 34 Texas Tech. Additional top-25 squads that the Frogs defeated included No. 15 Stanford and No. 24 Auburn.

TCU placed all five individuals in its team lineup among the top-42 finishers in the 116-man field, including three in the top 20. Senior Daniel Jennevret was the Frogs’ top finisher in a tie for 15th place (-4) after shooting a 1-under 71 in his final round. Sophomore Julien Brun fueled the squad’s final-round run, firing a 5-under 67 to shoot up the leaderboard into a tie for 17th at -3 for the week. Brun’s Friday figure matched the low round of the day among the field.

Senior Pontus Gad finished off his second-straight consistently solid week with a share of 20th place (-2) after carding a 1-under 71 on Friday. Gad has now played at par or below in each of his six rounds to date this spring. Freshman Paul Barjon concluded the Frogs’ final-round scoring with an even-par 72 to earn a tie for 26th (-1).

Senior Eli Cole earned a share of 42nd place at +1 following a 1-over 73 in the final round. Competing for TCU as an individual was sophomore Sarosh Adi, who also shot 73 Friday while finishing in a tie for 70th at +6.

Auburn’s Dominic Bozzelli earned the individual title by two strokes, finishing at -11 with a final-round 67.

TCU looks to continue its strong start to the spring when it competes next in The Prestige at PGA WEST event Feb. 18-20 in La Quinta, Calif.

Waikoloa Kings’ Course (Kona, Hawaii)
Feb. 8, 2013
Final Results

1. UCLA – (-22; 277-280-285=842)
    Washington – (-22; 280-275-287=842)
3. TCU – (-15; 277-291-281=849)
4. Georgia Tech – (-14; 283-283-284=850)
    Texas – (-14; 279-283-288=850)
    USC – (-14; 279-283-288=850)

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS (116 competitors)
1. Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn – (-11; 70-68-67=205)
2. David Fink, Oregon State – (-9; 68-70-69=207)
    Trevor Simsby, Washington – (-8; 72-66-69=207)
4. Cody Gribble, Texas – (-8; 69-68=208)
    Steven Kearney, Stanford – (-8; 69-72-67=208)
    Brandon Stone, Texas – (-8; 69-69-70=208)
    Pontus Widegren, UCLA – (-8; 68-69-71=208)
t15. Daniel Jennevret, TCU – (-4; 67-74-71=212)
t17. Julien Brun, TCU – (-3; 71-75-67=213)
t20. Pontus Gad, TCU – (-2; 71-72-71=214)
t26. Paul Barjon, TCU – (-1; 73-70-72=215)
t42. Eli Cole, TCU – (+1; 68-76-73=217)
t70. *Sarosh Adi, TCU – (+6; 75-74-73-222)

* competing as an individual entry



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