TCU Golfers Nab Third at Red River Classic

Oct. 9, 2001

DALLAS, Texas - The TCU men's golf team, ranked first in the nation in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings and seventh according to the Golfworld Coaches' Poll, took home third place at the Taylor Made Red River Classic at the Dallas Athletic Club. The Frogs' 54-hole total of 845 was 11 strokes behind tournament champion Texas (834) and one behind runner-up Southern California (844).

TCU moved past Ohio State and Oklahoma on day two, but Southern Cal's 274, which was the best team round of the event, pushed the Trojans past the Frogs and into second place.

"We've played really well so far," head coach Bill Montigel said. "As a team, we've been under par each round (all six) so far this year and that doesn't happen all that often. Our guys have put up some good scores."

Adam Rubinson, who after tapping in a two-footer for birdie on the ninth hole made the turn at four-under-par, finished the day with a two-under score of 70. He looked to make up for bogeys on No. 10 and 11 with a pair of great iron shots on No. 17 and 18. The junior had back-to-back short birdie putts to close, but missed both attempts by an inch. Rubinson's two-day score of 210 (-6) placed him in a tie for 10th individually. It was his second straight top 10 finish, after placing second at The Ridges Intercollegiate.

J.J. Killeen, who landed in a tie for 15th, finished one-under for the day and seven-under for the tournament after carding a 71. His 18th hole proved to be TCU's most spectacular of the day. After shanking his tee shot to the right on the par 4, his long approach with a 3-iron found the lip of the fringe, 45 feet away from the pin. Killeen's putt proved to have perfect pace, snaked back and forth and eventually found the center of the hole. It was the redshirt freshman's best collegiate finish and first top 20 placement.



Andy Doeden also was among the top 20 individuals after putting together the Frogs' best round of the day, a three-under 69. He drained a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th to achieve the sub-70 round. Overall, Doeden registered a 212 and grabbed sole possession of 18th place. It was also his second consecutive top 20 finish.

Bret Guetz also played well on the final day, netting a two-under 70. He birdied three of the final four holes to wind up in a share for 27th place at the tourney with a one-under score of 215.

Steve Shuert, who was September's Conference USA Golfer of the Month, carded a 78 and finished in a tie for 51st place with a three-round 220. Stephen Polanski, playing as an individual, shot a 74 and took 45th with a 218.

Team Scores:
1. Texas (276-282-276=834, -30), 2. Southern California (284-286-274=844, -20), 3. TCU (287-278-280=845, -19), 4. Oklahoma State (283-287-276=846, -18), 5. Ohio State (277-284-286=847, -17), 6. Washington (284-286-280=850, -14), 7. SMU (284-285-284=853, -11), 8. Oklahoma (286-278-290=854, -10), 9. Houston (287-289-279=855, -9), 10. Duke (298-286-278=862, -2), 11. Arizona (286-289-291=866, +2), 12. Northwestern (289-289-289=867, +3), 13. BYU (291-283-295=869, +5), 14. Kent State (300-289-289=878, +14), 15. Texas A&M (301-291-288=880, +16).

TCU Individual Scores:
10t. Adam Rubinson (70-70-70=210, -6), 15t. J.J. Killeen (73-67-71=211, -5), 18. Andy Doeden (72-71-69=212, -4), 27. Bret Guetz (73-72-70=215, -1), 45t. Stephen Polanski* (69-75-74=218, +2), 51t. Steve Shuert (72-70-78=220, +4).

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