Frog Golfers Place Ninth as Killeen Takes Eighth

J.J. Killeen had the second-best finish of his career, a tie for eighth place, at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate.

J.J. Killeen had the second-best finish of his career, a tie for eighth place, at the Waikoloa Intercollegiate.

Feb. 13, 2004

WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - The TCU Horned Frogs recorded their best round of the three-day tournament with a seven-under 281 to earn a ninth-place finish at the spring-opening Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Hawaii. No. 5 Georgia Tech won the team title with an 841, while No. 6 TCU had a three-round sum of 860.

Junior J.J. Killeen secured his second career top-10 finish at the tournament, tying for eight place with a five-under-par 210. Killeen netted a one-under 71 in the final round for his third straight better-than-par round at the tournament. It was the second-best finish of his career, behind only a sixth-place landing at the 2002 Prestige at PGA West.

David Schultz, who had a two-under 70 on Friday, was the second of four Frogs to break par in the final round. For the tournament, the junior from Fargo, N.D. registered a minus-two 214, good for a share of 24th place.

TCU's final three participants all tied for 63rd place among the 105-player event with 54-hole scores of 221 (+5). Senior Adam Meyer, the defending tournament champion, had TCU's best round of the day with a three-under 69. Sophomore Colby Beckstrom also netted an under-par score with a 71, while senior Stephen Polanski, playing in his first tournament of the season, had his second straight 75. It was the first time this year that Beckstrom failed to place in the top 20.

TCU is next in action Mar. 1-2 at the Cleveland Golf Classic in Westlake Village, Calif.

Team Results
1. Georgia Tech 272-291-278=841 (-23); 2. UCLA 282-283-279=844 (-20); 3. Arkansas 293-278-274=845 (-19); 4. Arizona State 283-288-279=850 (-14); 5. Oklahoma 296-284-272=852 (-12); 6. Washington 283-283-287=853 (-11); T-7. UC Davis 284-281-292=857 (-7); T-7. Southern California 286-288-283=857 (-7); 9. TCU 285-294-281=860 (-4); 10. Pepperdine 295-284-283=862 (-2); 11. Stanford 284-294-285=863 (-1); 12. Nagoya U of Commerce 293-286-286=865 (+1); 13. Texas Tech 296-285-287=868 (+4); 14. Nevada 295-287-290=872 (+8); 15. Hawaii-Hilo 289-291-295=875 (+11); T-16. Oregon 294-289-293=876 (+12); T-16. Tulsa 293-296-287=876 (+12); 18. Rhode Island 294-293-293=880 (+16); 19. Hawaii 306-298-283=887 (+23); T-20. Oregon State 298-297-299=894 (+30); T-20. Houston 303-301-290=894 (+30).



Individual Results
T-8. J.J. Killeen 69-70-71=210 (-6); T-24. David Schultz 70-74-70=214 (-2); T-63. Stephen Polanski 71-75-75=221 (+5); T-63. Colby Beckstrom 75-75-71=221 (+5); T-63. Adam Meyer 77-75-69=221 (+5).
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