Oct. 19, 2012
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FORT WORTH--The TCU men's golf team wraps up fall competition early next week at the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational at Isleworth Golf & Country Club in Windmere, Fla. The Horned Frogs will play three rounds of 18 holes Sunday through Tuesday against several of the nation's other top squads.
Each of the tournament's rounds is scheduled to commence at 8 a.m. Isleworth, a par-72 course, was conceived by Arnold Palmer and measures 7,544 yards from the back tees. The course is consistently ranked as the longest and toughest course in the state of Florida by the Florida State Golf Association (FSGA).
TCU will face a very tough field featuring some of the nation's top teams. Thirteen of the 15 participating squads are ranked among the nation's top 42 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin national rankings: No. 1 Cal, No. 2 Texas, No. 6 Florida, No. 7 New Mexico, No. 10 Alabama, No. 11 LSU, No. 13 Arkansas, No. 14 Vanderbilt, No. 22 Indiana, No. 31 Illinois, No. 40 Texas Tech, No. 41 North Florida and No. 42 UCF.
TCU is one of the two unranked teams in the field along with Augusta State, although the Frogs have not yet played in the minimum number of tournaments to qualify for the rankings due to fall conflicts with several major international events. The squad should more than hold its own in the tournament, as it was rated No. 20 in the preseason by Golfweek.
Head coach Bill Montigel will feature the lineup of sophomore Julien Brun, senior Daniel Jennevret, freshman Paul Barjon, senior Eli Cole and freshman Michael Culin. The same group played in TCU's lone previous fall event, a victory in the Carmel Cup, a medal match play tournament held in Monterrey, Calif., back in early September.
Next week's event will mark the first tournament back in the United States for Brun, Jennevret and Barjon since the trio represented their home nations in the World Amateur Team Championship earlier this month.
Brun has continued his outstanding freshman season into year No. 2, posting individual victories at the Carmel Cup and ALLIANZ Golf Open Toulouse Metropole European Challenge Tour event prior to finishing fourth at the World Amateur. Barjon joined Brun in representing Team France at the World Amateur, while Jennevret played for Sweden. Like Brun, both Barjon and Jennevret also placed among the field's top-quarter finishers. The last tournament competition for both Cole and Culin came in the Carmel Cup. Cole placed ninth in Monterrey as the Frogs' No. 3 finisher, while Culin was 20th overall.
Following its fall finale, TCU will take the next three months off from NCAA competition before returning to action Jan. 28 at the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson, Ariz.
Live results from the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational will be provided by Golfstat.com.