TCU Heads to Big 12 Championships

Sanna Nuutinen

Sanna Nuutinen

April 18, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU women's golf team makes its first appearance at the Big 12 Championship when it begins play Friday in Rhodes, Iowa.

The Horned Frogs, who won the Mountain West championship their last two years in the league, are seeking their sixth conference title in the 19-year tenure of head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin. TCU is also looking to solidify an 18th-consecutive trip to the postseason.

The Horned Frogs have finished first or second in 13 of their last 15 conference tournaments.

The Big 12 Championship will be held at the par 72, 6,430-yard Harvester Golf Club. The 48th-ranked Horned Frogs are seeded seventh and will open play with Kansas and Kansas State at 12:30 p.m. Live scoring is available at www.Golfstat.com.

TCU's lineup for the Big 12 Championship will be Sanna Nuutinen, Alexandra Bonetti, Maria Maymon, Kortnie Maxoutopoulis and April McCoy.

Nuutinen was last year's Mountain West individual champion, winning the title on a fourth playoff hole.

Ranked 98th nationally, Nuutinen has a team-best 74.9 stroke average and three top-10 finishes this season. The junior from Helsinki, Finland, shot an even-par 216 to tie for 22nd at last week's PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.

Bonetti is second on TCU with a 75.3 mark. The four-best finishes of her career have come in the last five tournaments. She has two top-10 results as part of four top-20 efforts this spring.

A sophomore from Paris, France, and the lone Horned Frog to play in all nine tournaments this season, Bonetti is ranked 137th nationally. She carded a career-low 67 in the second round of the PING/ASU Invitational, before finishing with a 1-under 215 to tie for 17th.

Maymon has played in seven tournaments. The freshman from Huixquilucan, Mexico, is fourth on TCU with a 76.9 stroke average.

Maxoutopoulis shot a career-low 69 in second-round action at the PING/ASU Invitational. She has played in all five spring tournaments since arriving at TCU in January as a transfer from Rutgers. Maxoutopoulis is third on the Horned Frogs with a 76.7 mark.

McCoy, who tied for sixth at last year's Mountain West Championship, captured TCU's lone individual title this season when she won the Windy City Collegiate Classic in October.

TCU has four top-10 finishes in nine tournaments this season, including fourth-place results at the Lady Puerto Rico Classic and LSU Tiger Golf Classic.

 

 


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