Frogs Earns 28th-Straight NCAA Bid
May 4, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas – For the 28th consecutive season, the TCU men’s golf team will participate in postseason play when it tees off at the NCAA Regional May 15 in College Grove, Tenn.
In the field of 13, the Horned Frogs are seeded 10th. The 54-hole tournament will take place May 15-17 at The Grove.
Vanderbilt is the No. 1 seed with Big 12 foe, Texas Tech as the No. 2 seed. The rest of the field includes Clemson (3rd seed), Georgia (4), Missouri (5), Lipscomb (6), Kennesaw State (7), UCF (8), Middle Tennessee State (9), Troy (11), East Tennessee State (12), Harvard (13).
Last season, the Frogs finished second at the NCAA Regional in Albuquerque, N.M. to advance to the NCAA Championships for the second-straight season. TCU has advanced to the NCAA Championship in six of the last eight seasons including each of the last two years.
TCU is 90-74-2 this season and have four top five finishes including winning the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular in March. Senior Chelso Barrett (Keene, N.H.) has led the Frogs in four tournaments this season including the Big 12 Championship where he finished 15th. Sophomore Pierre Mazier (France) led the Frogs in three tournaments this season and owns a ranking of 95 according to GolfStat.
In his 30th season as head coach of the Horned Frogs, Bill Montigel has led TCU to an NCAA Regional every season since 1990.
“I’m very excited that we are able to continue to the streak,” said Montigel. “I’m really looking forward to going to Tennessee. I’ve been looking at all the regionals and they are all tough. This is my favorite time of the year. I love it. The kids have worked hard all year long and they truly deserve this opportunity.”
The top five teams in each of the six regions will advance to the NCAA Championships, held May 29-31 in Sugar Grove, Ill.
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