TCU Golfers Tie For 10th in Second Spring Tournament

Senior J.J. Killeen continued his strong spring play with a top-10 finish in Las Vegas.

Senior J.J. Killeen continued his strong spring play with a top-10 finish in Las Vegas.

March 13, 2005

FORT WORTH, Texas - Ninth-rated TCU finished with a share of 10th place out of 15 teams at the highly-competitive Southern Highlands Collegiate in Las Vegas, Nev. The Horned Frogs recorded a final-round 300 on Sunday to wind up with a 54-hole sum of 896 (+32).

No. 15 UNLV easily won the team title, scoring a nine-under-par 855 over the three rounds. Third-rated Georgia (870) and No. 10 Florida (872) came in second and third respectively.

Senior J.J. Killeen once again paved the way for the Horned Frogs, as he finished in a tie for 10th place individually. It was his second straight top-10 finish of the spring season and the fifth of his career. He shot a one-over-par 73 on Sunday to close the event with a three-round 216 (E).

Fellow senior David Schultz landed in a tie for 25th among the 80 participants. He had his highest score of the three rounds, a 76, to complete the tourney with a 222 (+6). Colby Beckstrom also had a four-over score of 76 in the final round to finish with a plus-nine score of 225. He placed in a tie for 40th individually.

True freshman Franklin Corpening began the third round in a tie for 72nd, but moved up six spots after his best effort of the 54-hole tournament. He carded a three-over 75 on Sunday in a round that included an eagle. Junior Jeff Marcinowski struggled with a final-round 88 to sit in 79th place with an overall score of 249 (+33).

The tournament featured 12 teams in the top 15 according to the GCAA/Bridgestone Coaches Poll. The field included: No. 1 Oklahoma State, No. 2 Georgia Tech, No. 3 Georgia, No. 4 New Mexico, No. 5 Auburn, No. 6 Wake Forest, No. 9 TCU, No. 10 Florida, No. 11 Texas, No. 12 Arizona State, No. 13 UCLA, No. 15 UNLV, No. 18 Clemson, No. 23 Washington and unranked South Carolina.



TCU next appears in the Hall of Fame Invitational from March 18-20 in Houston, Texas.

Team Standings
1. UNLV 294-281-280=855 (-9); 2. Georgia 296-281-293=870 (+6); 3. Florida 296-290-286=872 (+8); 4. Oklahoma State 292-284-298=874 (+10); 5. Arizona State 288-288-300=876 (+12); 6. Georgia Tech 297-283-297=877 (+13); 7. Wake Forest 297-283-304=884 (+20); 8. South Carolina 290-296-304=890 (+26); 9. UCLA 290-303-298=891 (+27); T-10. TCU 300-296-300=896 (+32);
T-10. New Mexico 303-289-304=896 (+32); 12. Washington 293-303-305=901 (+37); 13. Clemson 300-297-307=904 (+40); 14. Auburn 299-300-306=905 (+41); 15. Texas 302-302-304=908 (+44).

TCU Individuals
T-10. J.J. Killeen 73-70-73=216 (E); T-25. David Schultz 74-72-76=222 (+6); T-40. Colby Beckstrom 73-76-76=225 (+9); 66. Franklin Corpening 80-78-75=233 (+17); 79. Jeff Marcinowski 81-80-88=249 (+33).

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