TCU to Open Fall Campaign in Albuquerque
Sept. 17, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The No. 40 TCU women's golf team opens its first season as a Big 12 member Monday at the 2012 Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque.
The two-day event kicks off head coach Angie Ravaioli-Larkin's 19th season in charge of the Horned Frogs. The Dick McGuire Invitational will feature 36 holes Monday and 18 Tuesday. Each day will have a 9 a.m. CDT shotgun start with live scoring available at GolfStat.com.
This is the fifth straight fall the Horned Frogs have competed in the tournament and the eighth time in six years the squad has played at the par 73, 6,187-yard UNM Championship Golf Course. That includes the 2008 NCAA Championship. TCU's Catherine Matranga earned medalist honors at the 2006 Dick McGuire Invitational.
TCU will be joined in this year's field by No. 17 Baylor, BYU, No. 31 UC Davis, No. 11 Colorado, Colorado State, Indiana, Iowa, No. 36 Iowa State, New Mexico, Northwestern, No. 20 Ohio State, No. 26 Pepperdine, San Diego State, UNLV, UTEP and Wyoming.
Alexandra Bonetti, Katy Cardno, Maria Maymon, April McCoy and 2012 Mountain West champion Sanna Nuutinen will represent TCU on the trip west. Maymon, a freshman from Huixquilucan, Mexico, will be making her collegiate debut.
In last year's Dick McGuire Invitational, the Horned Frogs finished just four strokes behind champion Baylor. Brooke Beeler paced the Horned Frogs, tying for fourth with an even-par 219 to place three strokes behind Sofia Hoglund of host New Mexico.
TCU's second and third-best individual performers were McCoy and Bonetti, who in their second collegiate tournament, finished tied for 14th and 23rd, respectively.
The 2012-13 campaign will see the Horned Frogs looking to make their 18th consecutive postseason appearance.