Thomas Mantovanini accounted for one of TCU's points Friday vs. the Yellow Jackets.
April 19, 2013
ATLANTA--TCU held on for a narrow dual-match victory over Georgia Tech on Friday in a top-10 showdown at the Crabapple Course at Capital City Club.
TCU, which entered the weekend rated No. 6 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin national team performance index, posted a 3 1/2 to 2 1/2 victory over the eighth-ranked Yellow Jackets in the squad's second of two dual matches of the season. The squad previously defeated Pepperdine by a 4-1 count back in early March. TCU head coach Bill Montigel added the events in preparation for a possible trip to the NCAA Championship in late May. Friday's dual match also served as a preview for the Frogs of the course where the NCAA Championship will be held.
TCU took three of Friday's six individual matches outright with victories from seniors Eli Cole (3 and 2) and Daniel Jennevret (2 and 1) and sophomore Thomas Mantovanini (2 up). Sophomore Julien Brun halved his match against Georgia Tech's top player, Ollie Schniederjans, to help provide the winning margin.
The Frogs open the championship portion of their schedule early next week in Hutchinson, Kan., as the squad makes the trip to Prairie Dunes Golf Club for its inaugural appearance in the Big 12 Championship. Following a practice round on Sunday, competition begins Monday with the opening 36 holes. The final two rounds will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday.
No. 6 TCU 3 1/2, No. 8 Georgia Tech 2 1/2
Capital City Club - Crabapple Course (Milton, Ga.)
Par 70, 7,320 yards
April 19, 2013
Julien Brun (TCU) vs. Ollie Schniederjans (GT), all square
Thomas Mantovanini (TCU) def. Michael Hines (GT), 2 up
Anders Albertson (GT) def. Pontus Gad (TCU), 4 and 3
Daniel Jennevret (TCU) def. Shun Hat Hak (GT), 2 and 1
Eli Cole (TCU) def. Bo Andrews (GT), 3 and 2
Seth Reeves (GT) def. Sarosh Adi (TCU), 7 and 6