TCU Posts Fifth-Best Round in Program History
April 13, 2013
TEMPE, Ariz. -- TCU sophomores Alexandra Bonetti and Kortnie Maxoutopoulis carded career-low scores of 67 and 69, respectively, while the Horned Frogs shot a season-best round for the second straight day as they moved into eighth place after Saturday's second round of the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.
TCU's 3-under 285, tied for the fifth-best round in program history, marked its best score since a final-round 284 at the 2011 Mountain West Championships, when it won the first of its back-to-back conference championships.
The Horned Frogs moved into eighth place in the team standings. Eleven of the 17 schools in the PING/ASU Invitational are ranked in the top 25. No. 53 TCU, seeking an 18th consecutive NCAA postseason appearance, is currently ahead of four top-25 programs: No. 9 Washington, No. 11 UCLA, No. 16 UC Davis and No. 25 Texas A&M.
A sophomore from Paris, France, Bonetti posted the first sub-70 round of her career. Her previous-best score was a 70 on Oct. 31, 2011 at the Alamo Invitational in San Antonio.
Bonetti recorded three consecutive birdies on the back nine and tied Maxoutopoulis for team-best honors with six birdies on the day. Looking for her third top-10 finish in the last four tournaments, Bonetti is tied for seventh individually with a 4-under 140. She is just three strokes behind leaders Laetitia Beck of Duke and Alabama's Emma Talley who are at 137.
Bonetti had TCU's best round since Brooke Beeler's school record 65 on Feb. 21, 2011 at the Central District Invitational.
Maxoutopoulis, who did not play in the tournament's opening round, totaled four birdies on the back nine.
TCU junior Sanna Nuutinen had three birdies on the front nine and five on the day en route to a 73. She's tied for 25th individually with an even-par 144.
Maria Maymon shot par on 14 holes in posting a 76 for the Horned Frogs.
TCU's final round tee times on Sunday begin at 9:30 a.m. CDT. Live scoring is available at www.Golfstat.com.