10th-Ranked Frog Golfers Close Fall Slate With Eighth-Place Tie

Nov. 7, 2004

ROCKY FACE, Ga. - The TCU Horned Frogs concluded their fall season by once again moving up two spots during play at the Carpet Capital Collegiate at the Farm Golf Club. TCU, who closed the first day in 12th and the second day in 10th, continued the trend over the course of Sunday's final 18. TCU put together its best round of the tournament, a five-over 293, which was eight strokes better than the team's second-round effort and 13 shots better than the Frogs' first-round score.

Third-ranked Georgia led the tournament wire-to-wire and held off a strong challenge by Wake Forest to take the team crown with a 54-hole sum of 879 (+15). TCU's eighth-place score of 900 was just four strokes out of a share of fifth place.

Junior Colby Beckstrom topped the Horned Frogs' contingent, as he ended up in a tie for sixth place with a three-round score of 220 (+4). The Michigan native claimed the Frogs' lone sub-par round of the tournament on Sunday, as he fired a two-under 70 thanks to three birdies and just one bogey. It was his best finish of the season by one place.

J.J. Killeen (Lubbock, Texas) moved up two spots in the standings on the final day into a tie for 11th. It was the fourth top-20 finish in five events this season for the senior, who posted a final-round 72 (E). He made the turn at four-under-par, but had a pair of bogeys on the back side and then double-bogeyed the final hole.

Fellow senior David Schultz dropped out of the top 20 on Sunday after a four-over 76. Schultz completed the event with a 226 (+10) to wind up with a share of 32nd position.

The Drew duo of sophomore Drew Stoltz and junior Drew Laning rounded out the Horned Frogs' roster. Stoltz recorded his best 18 holes of the tournament with a 75 to finish in 65th place with a 233 (+17). Meanwhile, Laning matched his best effort with a 78 that left him in share of 78th place with a 239 (+23).



Of the 18 competing schools, 12 were rated among the nation's top 25 according to the GCAA/Precept Coaches' Poll. TCU's fall schedule was ranked among the nation's 10 strongest. The Frogs will next play in the Waikoloa Intercollegiate in Waikoloa, Hawaii, in February.

1. Georgia 290-297-292=879 (+15); 2. Wake Forest 301-292-288=881 (+17); 3. Georgia Tech 299-296-288=883 (+19); 4. East Tennessee State 305-298-292=895 (+31); 5. Clemson 303-299-294=896 (+32); 6. Auburn 301-303-294=898 (+34); 7. Duke 300-301-298=899 (+35); T-8. TCU 306-301-293=900 (+36); T-8. New Mexico 295-302-303=900 (+36); 10. Florida 305-295-301=901 (+37); 11. Augusta State 312-300-291=903 (+39); 12. Texas Tech 314-301-290=905 (+41); 13. South Carolina 318-301-288=907 (+43); 14. Vanderbilt 302-307-301=910 (+46); 15. Tennessee 303-315-294=912 (+48); 16. Southern California 306-303-304=913 (+49); 17. North Carolina State 318-31-314=942 (+78); 17. Florida State 319-302-324=945 (+81).

T-6. Colby Beckstrom 72-78-70=220 (+4); T-11. J.J. Killeen 75-74-72=221 (+5); T-32. David Schultz 78-72-76=226 (+10); 65. Drew Stoltz 81-77-75=233 (+17); T-78. Drew Laning 83-78-78=239 (+23).

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