TCU Golfers Finish With Share of Sixth In Spring Opener
Feb. 11, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas - The ninth-rated Horned Frog men's golf team opened the spring 2005 season by finishing in a tie for sixth at the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii. TCU posted a 13-under 275 on Friday to complete the event with an 827 (-37) over the three-day tournament.
Third-rated Oklahoma State (801) won the tournament by seven strokes over No. 2 Georgia Tech (808). The Cowboys' Tyler Leon claimed medalist honors by firing a 21-under 195. A total of 21 teams, including nine top-25 programs, competed at the event.
TCU senior J.J. Killeen recorded the best round of his stellar career by carding a seven-under 65. Killeen, who began the day in a share of 18th place, cracked the top 10 for the first time in the 2004-05 campaign and for the fourth time in his career. His 54-hole sum of 202 (-14) was eight strokes better than his previous career best.
Junior Colby Beckstrom grabbed his third top-20 finish of the season, as he tied for 15th. The Michigan native logged a final-round 67 (-5) to finish the tourney with a 204 (-12). Fellow junior Drew Pigg slid down the leaderboard after he had opened the event with a pair of sub-70 rounds. With a three-over 75 on Friday, Pigg wound up with a 212 (-4) to place tied for 54th.
Senior David Schultz scored his best 18-hole of the tournament with a four-under 68. The final-round effort helped Schultz move into a tie for 68th. He finished 12 spots ahead of freshman and Fort Worth product Franklin Corpening, whose 75 gave him a final score of 216 (E).
TCU is next in action at the Las Vegas Collegiate from March 11-13.