Challenging Men's Golf Schedule Awaits TCU
Aug. 4, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU head men's golf coach Bill Montigel announced the schedule for the upcoming season, which once again features several challenging tournaments.
"I'm really looking forward to this season," said Montigel, who will begin his 31st season as head coach. "This schedule will challenge our team and put us in great position for another postseason appearance."
For the fifth time in the last six years, the Horned Frogs will open the season at one of the most beautiful courses in the world, Pebble Beach. The Carmel Cup, started six years ago by TCU alum Fin Ewing, will take place Sept. 1-3. Once again, the field is stacked with six of the eight teams finishing last season with a final Golfstat ranking of 33 or better. The field includes No. 1 Vanderbilt, No. 3 Oklahoma State, No. 6 and defending national champion Oklahoma, No. 14 Texas Tech, No. 31 Georgia and No. 33 Arkansas along with Ohio State.
The season will continue with the Ram Masters Invitational in Fort Collins, Colo., Sept. 18-19. For the fourth consecutive season, the Frogs will play in the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational. The annual event, which rotates its hosts between TCU and Oregon, will be held at Pumpkin Ridge in North Plains, Ore., Oct. 2-4. The 15-team field includes 10 ranked in last season's top 25 final Golfstat rankings.
The fall season concludes Oct. 20-22 at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate in Alpharetta, Ga. The tournament, won by Virginia last season, typically features some of the top teams in the country.
For the 27th consecutive season, the Frogs will play in Hawaii at the Amer Ari Invitational in Waikoloa, Feb. 1-3 as the spring season commences. The Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate will take place Feb. 16-18 in Palm Desert, Calif. The Frogs will then play at the Wesford Plantation Invite in Hilton Head, S.C., Feb. 26-27 before heading back west to Las Vegas, Nev., for the Southern Highlands Collegiate on March 5-7.
TCU will participate at the Mission Inn Spectacular as the defending champions of the event. The tournament takes place in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. on March 17-18. Last season, TCU finished 11 shots ahead of second-place Marquette, led by Triston Fisher's second-place performance.
In its final tournament before postseason, the Frogs will play in the El Macero Classic in El Macero, Calif., April 13-15.
The Big 12 Championship will be April 23-25 in Tulsa, Okla. The conference will once again be among the nation's toughest with last year's champion Texas and defending national champion Oklahoma. Overall, the Big 12 had five schools finish in Golfstat's final top 20, led by No. 3 Oklahoma State.
TCU will be vying for its 29th consecutive NCAA Regional, which will take place May 14-16. This season's NCAA Championship will take place May 25-30 at the Karsten Kreek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla.
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