TCU Golfers Land in Sixth at Prestige
Nov. 7, 2001
PALM DESERT, Calif. - Senior Andy Doeden led the TCU men's golf team to a sixth-place finish out of 20 teams at The Prestige at Palm Desert on Tuesday. TCU completed the 54-hole tournament with a score of 858 (six-under par) to finish 14 strokes off the pace. It was the first time in four events that the seventh-ranked Frogs have ranked out of the top three.
Doeden was the lone Frog to shoot under par in each round and landed in a tie for 15th place individually. His three-round score of 212 was good for four-under. Ranked 34th in the country, Doeden has now earned a spot in the top 20 at each of the Frogs' four events this season.
Redshirt freshman J.J. Killeen also continued his solid play. He narrowly missed his third consecutive top-20 placement, finishing in a tie for 21st with a two-under 214. His second-round score of 68 was TCU's best 18-hole card of the tournament.
Senior Bret Guetz joined junior teammate Adam Rubinson in 38th position. Both Frogs finished two-over (218) for the tournament. It was the first time that Rubinson has shot over par in a tournament this season and the first time he has not placed among the top 20 individuals.
Senior Steve Shuert moved up into a tie for 66th on the last day after shooting a 73 in the final round. TCU, who had four sub-par scores in the first round, had just three such scores over the final 36 holes.
Washington (844) claimed the team title, while Kansas (849) and Colorado (849) tied for second place. The Prestige, hosted by UC Davis and Stanford, is in its second year of bringing together 20 of the nation's top academic and golf-playing universities.
TCU stays in California this week to compete in the 49er Collegiate Classic on November 8 and 9. The tournament, which was added to the Frogs' schedule when the Inverness Intercollegiate was cancelled sue to the September 11 tragedies, is TCU's last event of the fall.
1. Washington (280-280-284=844, -20), T-2. Kansas (278-290-281=849, -15), T-2. Colorado (281-288-280=849, -15), 4. Northwestern (292-281-279=852, -12), 5. UC-Davis (278-293-286=857, -7), 6. TCU (282-286-290=858, -6), 7. UC Irvine (287-283-290=860, -4), 8. UCLA (283-293-285=861, -3), 9. Pacific (292-276-294=862, -2), 10. Pepperdine (287-281-295=863, -1), 11. Stanford (291-286-292=869, +5), 12. Oregon (292-288-291=871, +7), 13. North Carolina (287-296-289=872, +8), 14. Rice (286-304-289=879, +15), 15. San Diego (289-302-291=882, +18), 16. UC San Diego (299-284-300=883, +19), 17. Yale (300-293-292=885, +21), 18. UC Santa Barbara (296-296-295=887, +23), 19. Air Force (305-296-290=891, +27), 20. Simon Fraser (307-309-306=922, +58).
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