Men's Golf Slips Into Tie For Ninth at Las Vegas Collegiate

Adam Rubinson tied for second at the Toyota Las Vegas Collegiate.

Adam Rubinson tied for second at the Toyota Las Vegas Collegiate.

March 9, 2003

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The third-ranked TCU men's golf team began the final round in a tie for fourth, but shot an 11-over-par 299 in Sunday's final round to finish in a tie for ninth place at the 15-team Toyota Las Vegas Collegiate. The Frogs had fired under-par scores of 286 and 287 in the first two rounds. It was a tough scoring day for most of the field, as 12 teams posted their highest scores of the three-day event.

However, Fort Worth native Adam Rubinson continued his strong play against an impressive field of individuals. He fired a one-under 71, his third straight under-par round in the event. With a score of 209, the senior finished in a share of second place, just one stroke behind individual medalist Ryan Moore of UNLV (208). It was the third time this year that Rubinson has recorded a runner-up finish.

Sophomore J.J. Killeen placed second among TCU's five players. He tied for 28th overall with a two-over-par 218 in the 54-hole tournament after tallying a 74 (+2) on the final day. Adam Meyer, a junior transfer, notched a four-over 76 on Sunday to finish with a 222 (+6), good for 42nd place individually.

Fellow junior Stephen Polanski, who was plus-one through two rounds, had a 78 (+6) to slip 20 spots on the final day into 51st position. True freshman Drew Pigg scored a 79 to finish the tourney with a 244 (+28).

The 15-team field consisted of 13 schools rated in the nation's top 25. The list of teams, with their Golfweek and Coaches' Poll rankings in parentheses, were as follows: (No. 1/1) Clemson, (No. 2/2) Augusta State, (No. 3/3) TCU, (No. 4/4) Florida, (No. 5/6) UNLV, (No. 7/8) Texas, (No. 8/5) Arizona, (No. 9/10) Minnesota, (No. 12/12) Oklahoma State, (No. 14/16) Georgia Tech, (No. 15/17) New Mexico, (No. 19/14) Georgia, (No. 23/20) North Carolina State, Alabama and Arizona State.



TCU is next in action at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas from March 17-18.

Team Standings:
1. Oklahoma State 291-284-281=856 (-8); 2. UNLV 282-286-289=857 (-7); T-3. Texas 281-284-293=858 (-6); T-3. Clemson 284-286-288=858 (-6); 5. North Carolina State 285-289-287=861 (-3); 6. Arizona State 284-290-290=864 (E); 7. Arizona 291-282-295=868 (+4); 8. Georgia 288-291-291=870 (+6); T-9. TCU 286-287-299=872 (+8); T-9. Alabama 290-290-292=872 (+8); 11. Georgia Tech 289-288-296=873 (+9); 12. Augusta State 293-289-295=877 (+13); 13. New Mexico 293-287-299=879 (+15); 14. Florida 290-296-297=883 (+19); 15. Minnesota 308-291-290=889 (+25).

Individual Standings:
T-2. Adam Rubinson 69-69-71=209 (-7); T-28. J.J. Killeen 70-74-74=218 (+2); T-42. Adam Meyer 74-72-76=222 (+6); T-51. Stephen Polanski 73-72-78=223 (+7); 78. Drew Pigg 87-78-79=244 (+28).

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