Men's Golf Squad Earns Tie For Second At Gary Koch
Oct. 16, 2001
TAMPA, Fla. - The Horned Frog men's golfers continued their strong fall play by nabbing a share of second place at the Gary Koch/Cleveland Golf Intercollegiate at Old Memorial Golf Course on Tuesday. With a three-round team score of 869, the Frogs tied North Florida as runners-up behind tournament host and defending national champion Florida (843).
TCU shot a one-over par 289 to jump up one place in the standings on the final day, surpassing Kentucky. It was just the second time in nine rounds that the Frogs have shot over par as a team.
Junior Adam Rubinson shined for the third consecutive tournament, finishing in a tie for third place with an impressive 54-hole score of 211 (-5). The Fort Worth native now has second, third and 10th place finishes to his credit through the team's first three tournaments. The nation's seventh-ranked golfer logged a two-under par 70 on the final day and has yet to shoot a round over par this year.
Andy Doeden, a senior, also continued his run on the leaderboard by taking ninth place individually (212). After a 76 in the first round left him in a tie for 37th place, Doeden charged back with rounds of 67 and 72 . He now has placed among the top 20 in each of the three events this year and is currently rated 27th in the country.
Freshman J.J. Killeen also was impressive for the Horned Frogs. He shot a one-over 73 on Tuesday to tie for 18th place with a four-over par (220). He now has recorded two top 20 finishes in just three collegiate tournaments.
After carding a 74 on the final 18 holes, sophomore Stephen Polanski managed a tie for 37th place with a seven-over 223. Senior Steve Shuert, the Frogs' final member, shot an 81 on the last day to finish with a 240.
Florida sophomore Camilo Villegas, who defeated Doeden by one hole in the 2001 U.S. Amateur match play, won medalist honors with a nine-under par 207.
The Frogs, top-rated in the Golfweek/Sagarin ratings system, are next in action Nov. 5-6 at the Prestige at Palm Desert in Palm Desert, Calif.
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