Men's Golf Finishes Fourth at Boilermaker Invitational

J.J. Killeen tied his career-best finish with a sixth-place showing at the Boilermaker Invitational.

J.J. Killeen tied his career-best finish with a sixth-place showing at the Boilermaker Invitational.

April 11, 2004

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - On a memorable Masters' Sunday, No. 10 TCU finished in fourth place among the 18-team field at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. The Horned Frogs recorded a six-over 294 in the final round to complete the 54-hole event with a score of 872 (+8). The Frogs finished 17 strokes behind host school and first-place Purdue (855).

By netting a sixth-place tie, junior J.J. Killeen matched his career-best finish, which he achieved at the 2002 Prestige at PGA West. Killeen owned TCU's best score on Sunday, an even-par 72. For the tournament he carded a three-under 213. It was the third career-top 10 finish and second this season for the junior from Lubbock.

Senior Adam Meyer locked up his ninth top-20 placement of the year and his seventh in the last eight tournaments by grabbing a share of 11th among the field's 90 golfers. Meyer was plus-one in the final round to finish with a 216 (E). David Schultz, a junior, was the third member of the TCU team to lock up a top-20 spot, placing tied for 14th. Schultz's 73 (+1) on the final day gave him a two-day 217 (+1).

Sophomore Colby Beckstrom wound up with a share of 56th place at 228 (+12). Beckstrom (78) had his highest score of the tournament on Sunday. Meanwhile, senior Stephen Polanski moved up into a tie for 80th after a 76 on the final 18 holes. Polanski's three-round sum was 235 (+19).

Next up for the Horned Frogs will be the Conference USA Championship, which will be held April 19-21 in Dade City, Fla. TCU has won three straight conference titles, with the last two coming as a member of C-USA.

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Team Results
1. Purdue 285-277-293=855 (-9); 2. Colorado 288-284-285=857 (-7); 3. Kentucky 291-280-296=867 (+3); 4. TCU 293-285-294=872 (+8); 5. Indiana 297-288-293=878 (+14); 6. Northwestern 292-288-302=882 (+18); 7. Illinois 289-290-304=883 (+19); 8. Oklahoma State 295-292-297=884 (+20); 9. Kent State 286-300-299=885 (+21); 10. Oklahoma 301-287-299=887 (+23); 11. Louisville 292-287-307=888 (+24); 12. Kansas State 300-289-300=889 (+25); 13. Miami (Ohio) 297-299-300=896 (+32); 14. Michigan 301-297-303=901 (+37); 15. Notre Dame 303-302-303=908 (+44); 16. Michigan State 307-298-310=915 (+51); 17. Iowa 309-304-306=919 (+55); 18. Wisconsin 301-315-312=928 (+64).

 

 

Individual Results
T-6. J.J. Killeen 70-71-72=213 (-3); T-11. Adam Meyer 74-69-73=216 (E); T-14. David Schultz 74-70-73=217 (+1); T-56. Colby Beckstrom 75-75-78=228 (+12); T-80. Stephen Polanski 79-80-76=235 (+19).


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