Men's Golf Surges Into Third at Morris Williams

March 26, 2002

AUSTIN, Texas - The Horned Frog men's golf team made a strong push over the final two rounds of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate to leap from 12th place into third at the 15-team event. Adam Rubinson led the charge, as he fired a five-under par 67 in round two en route to his third-place showing individually.

As a team, TCU shot a 27-over par score of 891 in the 54-hole event. Texas, the host school, won the tournament with a card of 883 (+19). Nine of the tournament's 15 teams were ranked in the top 25 in the most recent Golfweek/Sagarin poll. The final placing was TCU's fifth top-three finish in eight events.

"The guys made a great charge over the last 36 holes," head coach Bill Montigel said. "We will get a lot out of competing in this tournament. Not only did we play against great competition, but we also played a very tough course under some difficult conditions."

Rubinson, who sat in a tie for 39th place after the opening 18 holes, caught fire and ended up with a three-round score of 214 (-2). It was his best finish of the spring season, and his fourth top-10 placement of the year.

Bret Guetz joined Rubinson in the top 10, as his three-round sum of 221 (+5), was good for a share of ninth place. It was his second top-10 finish of the campaign and the fourth of his career.

J.J. Killeen (T-29th, 227) was TCU's third-best finisher. He was followed by teammates Andy Doeden (T-47th, 231) and Steve Shuert (75th, 241). Stephen Polanski, who played in the event as an individual, placed in a tie for 52nd with a 232.

The TCU golf team is next in action at the U.S. Collegiate on April 5-7 in Tucson, Ariz.



Team Totals: 1. Texas 294-295-294=883 (+19), 2. Pepperdine 299-297-290=886 (+22), 3. TCU 303-294-294=891 (+27), 4. New Mexico 305-285-302=892 (+28), 5. Oklahoma 293-297-304=894 (+30), 6. BYU 289-313-295=897 (+33), 7. Southern California 301-294-304=899 (+35), 8. Oklahoma State 295-301-307=903 (+39), 9. Houston 299-301-304=904 (+40), 10. Fresno State 302-304-303=909 (+45), 11. SMU 298-303-310=911 (+47), 12. Northwestern 300-308-309=917 (+53), 13. UNLV 314-310-296=920 (+56), 14. North Florida 297-315-309=921 (+57), 15. Texas A&M 318-304-310=932 (+68).

Individual Totals: T-3. Adam Rubinson 76-67-71=214 (-2), T-9. Bret Guetz 72-77-72=221 (+5), T-29. J.J. Killeen 78-74-75=227 (+11), T-47. Andy Doeden 77-76-78=231 (+15), T-52. Stephen Polanski* 72-76-84=232 (+16), 75. Steve Shuert 82-83-76=241 (+25),

* Competed as an individual and does not count in TCU's team score.

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