TCU Men's Golf Announces Fall Signings

Local product Franklin Corpening will play for the TCU Horned Frog golf team beginning in 2004-05.

Local product Franklin Corpening will play for the TCU Horned Frog golf team beginning in 2004-05.

Nov. 14, 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - Franklin Corpening of Fort Worth, Texas, and James Sacheck of Zionsville, Ind., have officially signed national letters of intent, TCU Head Men's Golf Coach Bill Montigel announced today. The duo will join the Horned Frog squad, which finished the 2003 fall semester ranked seventh in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, for the 2004-05 campaign.

"Both of these young men are very talented golfers who have accomplished a lot in their young careers," Montigel said. "I look forward to having Franklin and James join the team next year. If they continue to work hard and improve their games, they can make an impact at the college level."

Corpening, who is a senior at Fort Worth's Paschal High School, transferred to Paschal after winning the 2001 Texas Private School 3A State Championship at Southwest Christian School. He has claimed back-to-back District 5A titles and was an all-district selection following both his sophomore and junior seasons. In all, Corpening has won eight high school tournaments in his career and owns four junior titles since the start of the 2000 season

In 2003, Corpening claimed medalist honors at the Fort Worth City Junior Boys' Championship, setting a tournament scoring record in the process. He also placed fifth in the Fort Worth Men's City Tournament after posting rounds of 66-69-73. A captain of the Panthers' prep team, he is the son of Dede and Joe Corpening.

In 2001, Sacheck burst onto the national radar screen with a victory at the Indiana State Men's Amateur. This summer, he finished second at the National PGA Junior and ninth at the USGA Junior Championships. It was Sacheck's second straight top-five finish at the National PGA Junior. On the high school level, he has finished among the field's top 20 in three consecutive Indiana State Tournaments, including a fifth-place finish as a junior.

Sacheck was rated 46th in the final 2003 Golfweek boys' rankings and was a third-team American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) All-American. He also was second-team All-Future Collegians World Tour team for the 2002-03 year. His current National Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking is 32nd. He is the son of Sandy and Tim Sacheck.



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