Men's Golf Tied For Second After Two Rounds at The Ridges

Drew Pigg is in fourth place after day one of The Ridges.

Drew Pigg is in fourth place after day one of The Ridges.

Sept. 11, 2004

FORT WORTH, Texas - The TCU men's golf team began its 2004-05 season with an impressive first day at the Bank of Tennessee at the Ridges Intercollegiate in Jonesborough, Tenn. With a two-under score of 574, the Horned Frogs are in a three-way tie for second place among 15 teams. TCU is playing with a five-man lineup that includes one golfer playing in his first college tournament and another making just his sixth career appearance for TCU.

The Horned Frogs are only two strokes out of the lead currently held by Oklahoma (572). TCU, Clemson and Tennessee, all at 574, were the only other teams to break par over the first 36 holes. Oklahoma's Anthony Kim leads the individual race at 136 (-8).

Junior Drew Pigg, who has just five previous college tournaments under his belt, had an impressive day, scoring a five-under-par total of 139 for the two rounds. Pigg opened with a three-under 69, then posted a 70 (-2) in the afternoon round. His second round score was achieved despite a quadruple-bogey on his eighth hole. Five of his seven birdies came in a six-hole stretch on the second nine. Pigg resides in fourth place after day one, 37 places higher than his previous best finish.

Two strokes and one spot behind Pigg is teammate Colby Beckstrom, who carded a three-under 141. Beckstrom, a first-team all-conference selection as a sophomore last year, was recently named to Golfweek's "50 Players to Watch" in college golf.

Senior J.J. Killeen posted a three-over 147 on the day. His first round was an even-par 72, and he followed up with a plus-three 75. Junior Drew Laning, making his TCU debut, sits in a tie for 32nd position with Killeen at 147 (+3). Laning's first career round consisted of three birdies and four bogeys en route to a 71 (+1).

Senior David Schultz scored an 11-over total of 155. The native of Fargo, N.D., is tied for 72nd place. In addition to the five team participants, Franklin Corpening, a true freshman from Fort Worth, competed as an individual. The Paschal H.S. graduate is tied for 27th place with a two-over 146.

TCU, ranked 17th in the Golfworld Coaches Poll and 27th nationally according to Golfweek, has placed in the top three at The Ridges in each of the previous three seasons.

The 15-team field includes: Alabama, Clemson, Duke, East Tennessee State, Florida State, Kansas, LSU, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, TCU, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Live scoring of Sunday's third and final round will be available on TCU will tee off beginning at 9:20 a.m. (ET).

Team Scores
1. Oklahoma 290-282=572 (-4); T-2. TCU 286-288=574 (-2); T-2. Clemson 286-288=574 (-2); T-2. Tennessee 282-292=574 (-2); 5. Wake Forest 293-285=578 (+2); 6. LSU 298-282=580 (+4); 7. Virginia 290-293=583 (+7); 8. Alabama 288-298=586 (+10); 9. South Carolina 301-287=588 (+12); 10. North Carolina 295-294=589 (+13); T-11. Virginia Tech 291-299=590 (+14); T-11. Duke 294-296=590 (+14); T-11. Florida State 304-286=590 (+14); 14. Kansas 301-290=591 (+15); 15. East Tennessee State 297-296=593 (+17).

TCU Individual Scores
4. Drew Pigg 69-70=139 (-5); T-5. Colby Beckstrom 71-70=141 (-3); T-27. Franklin Corpening * 71-75=146 (+2); T-32. J.J. Killeen 72-75=147 (+3); T-32. Drew Laning 74-73=147 (+3); T-72. David Schultz 78-77=155 (+11).



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