TCU Climbs Leaderboard at NCAA Regional

Senior Daniel Jennevret will enter the final round in a tie for 12th place.

May 17, 2013


PULLMAN, Wash.—TCU moved into fourth place following another solid outing Friday during Round 2 competition of the NCAA Pullman Regional at Palouse Ridge Golf Club. Each of the top-five squads on the final leaderboard will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be played May 28-June 2 in Alpharetta, Ga.

The Horned Frogs combined for a 3-under par 285 to finish the day at -15 overall, two shots in front of Pacific and San Diego State, which are tied for the final qualifying spot at -13 overall. Scoring became more difficult in Round 2 after all but three teams finished the opening day in red figures, as only five teams played below par Friday.

Top-ranked Cal continues to lead the team standings at -35 overall and owns an 11-shot advantage on second-place USC (-24). St. Mary’s (-19) also sits ahead of the Frogs on the leaderboard.

Each of the four Frogs who counted towards TCU’s Friday team score played par golf or better. Senior Daniel Jennevret fired the squad’s top round of the day with a 3-under 69 to climb into a tie for 12th place at -5 overall. He made a late surge in the round, birdying three of the final four holes to help boost TCU.

Senior Pontus Gad, the Frogs’ individual leader following Round 1, shot an even-par 72 Friday and sits one stroke behind Jennevret in a tie for 16th place at -4 overall. Freshman Paul Barjon (-3) and sophomore Julien Brun (-2) also played par golf and are tied for 25th and 29th, respectively. Senior Eli Cole dropped into a seven-way share of 43rd place following a 4-over 76 in Round 2.

USC’s Sam Smith (-18) continues to top the individual leaderboard following another strong effort featuring an 8-under 64. He recorded a course-record 62 in Thursday’s opening round and currently holds a six-shot edge on Cal’s Michael Weaver (-12).

TCU concludes action at the NCAA Pullman Regional with the final round Saturday. First groups are scheduled to tee off at 7:30 a.m. PDT.

Palouse Ridge Golf Club (Pullman, Wash.)
May 17, 2013
Round 2 Results

1. Cal – (-35; 265-276=541)
2. USC – (-24; 272-280=552)
3. St. Mary’s – (-19; 267-290=557)
4. TCU – (-15; 276-285=561)
5. Pacific – (-13; 274-289=563)
    San Diego State – (-13; 270-293=563)

1. Sam Smith, USC – (-18; 62-64=126)
2. Michael Weaver, Cal – (-12; 65-67=132)
3. Joel Statler, Cal – (-11; 65-68=133)
4. Mac McClung, St. Mary’s – (-9; 63-72=135)
    Eric Sugimoto, Pacific – (-9; 65-70-135)
t12. Daniel Jennevret, TCU – (-5; 70-69=139)
t16. Pontus Gad, TCU – (-4; 68-72=140)
t25. Paul Barjon, TCU – (-3; 69-72=141)
t29. Julien Brun, TCU – (-2; 70-72=142)
t43. Eli Cole, TCU – (+1; 67-76=145)



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