Preview: Nike Collegiate Invitational
Oct. 1, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU men's golf will head to Oregon to play in the Nike Collegiate Invitational starting on Monday.
One of the elite tournaments in the country, the Nike Collegiate Invitational alternates hosts schools between Oregon and TCU. The Ducks will host this year's event at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in North Plains, Ore., just outside of Portland.
The Horned Frogs will go with the lineup of juniors Triston Fisher, Turner MacLean, Pierre Mazier, Stefano Mazzoli and Hayden Springer. Both Fisher and MacLean have played the course before, two years ago as freshmen.
TCU will tee off with Duke and Arizona at on hole No. 1 at 11:40 a.m. CT.
How to Follow
The Course -- Par 71 | 7,017 yards
The Field (rankings via GolfWeek.com)
The field is the same as last season and includes three of the four national semifinalists from last year's NCAA Championships. Vanderbilt won the Nike Collegiate Invitational last season when it was held at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.
Last Time Out
Turner MacLean (Junior -- Fort Worth, Texas) -- Tied a career-low 6-under 210 at The Carmel Cup... Finished in the top 15 in both tournaments this season... Member of the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 First Team... Posted a season average of 74.68 last season.
Pierre Mazier (Junior -- Saint-Raphael, France) -- Had a second-round score of 5-under 67 at The Carmel Cup to follow his first round of 68... Finished with a scoring average of 72.75 last season.
Stefano Mazzoli (Junior -- Moforfano, Italy) -- Has shot par or better in all six rounds this season... Led the team with a third-place finish at the Ram Masters Invitational (5-under 205)... Shot 1-under 71 for all three rounds at The Carmel Cup and finished tied for 23rd after shooting 3-under 213... Posted a scoring average of 73.78 last season.
Hayden Springer (Junior -- Trophy Club, Texas) -- Tied for 36th at the Ram Masters Invitational (8-over 218)... Tied for 23rd with Mazzoli at The Carmel Cup after shooting 3-under 213... Transferred from Texas Tech in the summer.
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