Frogs in second place after first day of action at MWC Championships

Franklin Corpening

Franklin Corpening

April 24, 2008

Tucson, Ariz. - The TCU men's golf program concluded its first day of action in second place at the Mountain West Conference Championships as the Horned Frogs fired a one-under-par 283 at the Tucson National Golf Resort in Tucson, Ariz., on Thursday (Apr. 24).

"I was very happy with the way that we played today," said head men's golf coach Bill Montigel. "We played very well, but it's such a tight race right now with so many teams only a few strokes back of one another that we really need to continue to play solid golf over the next two days."

The Frogs find themselves two strokes back of the leaders UNLV - who notched a score of 281 in the first round of action - and three strokes ahead of third-place finisher BYU at the Mountain West Conference Championships.

Senior Franklin Corpening (Fort Worth, Texas/Paschal H.S.) along with sophomore Jordan Woolf (Fort Worth, Texas/Arlington H.S.) each got off to a stellar start as the Purple and White teammates tied for fourth overall with a score of one-under-par 70 after the first 18 holes of action.

Travis Woolf (Fort Worth, Texas/Paschal H.S.) collected an even-par score of 71 in the first round as the TCU sophomore tied for seventh overall while James Sacheck (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville H.S.) notched a one-over-par 72 - which placed him tied for 15th overall.

Robby Ormand (Austin, Texas/James Bowie H.S.) - the reigning Mountain West Conference champion - finished his first day of action with a two-over-par 73 en route to tying for 22nd overall.

Aaron Goldberg of San Diego State holds the tournament lead after shooting a four-under-par 67 while UNLV's Brett Kanda and Seung-su Han both tied for second overall with a score of two-under-par 69 at the Mountain West Conference Championships.



The second round of action will begin at 7:00 a.m. CST at the Tucson National Golf Resort in Tucson, Ariz.

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