No. 8 TCU Travels to Stanford

Senior Pontus Gad enters the weekend ranked No. 71 nationally.

March 27, 2013


FORT WORTH—The TCU men’s golf team continues its spring campaign in Northern California this weekend when it travels to Stanford for the 45th annual U.S. Intercollegiate. The event will run Thursday through Saturday at Stanford Golf Course in Palo Alto.

Three rounds will be contested each day with double-tee starts off holes 1 and 10 beginning at 8 a.m. PDT. Live scoring for the weekend will be provided at

Stanford Golf Course, designed in 1930, measures 6,727 yards and features a par score of 71. The site has hosted several intercollegiate and non-collegiate events over the years, including U.S. Open qualifiers, NCAA Championships, NCAA Regionals, USGA Junior Amateur qualifiers and even a former PGA Champions Tour event.

TCU, listed at No. 8 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin national rankings, will be one of three top-10 squads competing at this year’s U.S. Intercollegiate along with No. 7 USC and No. 10 Stanford. Seven of the other 14 teams in the field are listed among the national top 60, including No. 22 Saint Mary’s (Calif), No. 31 Northwestern, No. 47 Oregon, No. 48 San Diego State, No. 57 Iowa, No. 60 San Francisco and No. 69 Cal-Davis. Colorado, Hawaii-Hilo, Lamar, Minnesota, Nevada, Pepperdine and San Jose State also will compete.

TCU will feature its usual five-man lineup at Stanford of sophomore Julien Brun, freshman Paul Barjon and seniors Daniel Jennevret, Eli Cole and Pontus Gad. Each of the five Horned Frogs is listed among the nation’s top-200 golfers, with Brun leading the way at No. 6 according to Golfweek. He is rated No. 2 nationally in the Golfstat Cup and has climbed to a career-high position of No. 3 in the R&A World Amateur Rankings. Jennevret (No. 64), Gad (No. 71) and Cole (No. 91) join Brun in the Golfweek top 100.

Stanford and USC will be among the teams prepared to offer challengers for the individual title with two competitors each listed among Golfweek’s top-50 golfers: No. 9 Patrick Rodgers (Stanford), No. 17 Cameron Wilson (Stanford), No. 27 Yi Keun Chang (USC) and No. 40 Anthony Paolucci (USC). Rodgers was one of five individuals named to the Golf Coaches Association of America’s All-Freshman Team in 2012 along with Brun.

Following their trip to Stanford, the Frogs take two weeks off from competition before returning to action April 13 through 14 at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas.



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