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TCU Golf 2018-2019

Discussion in 'Scott Nix Frog Fan Forum' started by JogginFrog, Sep 2, 2018.

  1. New thread for a new year.

    TCU men part of an 8-team field for the Carmel Cup to kick off the season in style at Pebble Beach. Through two rounds, the Frogs are 5th, which is a pretty good showing, considering...

    a. The field is stacked with 3 teams in last season's top 5, plus two other top-20 teams from last year;
    b. The tournament is a 6-to-count-5 format, testing a team's depth; and
    c. The Frogs are missing last year's top scorer, Stefano Mazzoli, who is representing Italy in this week's World Amateur in Dublin.

    With a senior-laden team, I was interested to see where talented freshman Alejandro Aguilera would be slotted in the TCU lineup. Encouraging and perhaps surprising to see him playing in the #1 slot from the get-go. He struggled in round one but showed his potential to go low with a 67 in round two, including an eagle on Pebble's seaside par-four 10th.

    Frogs have potential to be a top-25 team this year. But they are seeing first hand this week what it takes to be elite. Oklahoma is lapping the field at -44; their #4, 5 & 6 players shot 65-66-66 yesterday. The Sooners could be giving defending national champion Oklahoma State a shot a side, per player, and still be ahead. That's going crazy low. Georgia, not a top-50 team last year, is a surprising second.
     
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  2. After a rough first round, Stefano Mazzoli posted the low round of the day among 200+ competitors at the World Amateur Team Championships, a scorching 9-under 64 that featured a 29 on the front nine of the O'Meara course at Carton House in Ireland. Mazzoli's round pushed Italy into the top 10 halfway through the four-round tournament. New Zealand leads at -20 (counting two best scores of three players); USA is T6 at -17; Italy is T8 at -16.

    I wasn't familiar with the event, but am impressed that 72 countries sent participating teams. Nice to see small countries like Moldova, Gabon and Haiti represented, even though some players struggle to break 90. Armenia, apparently, has only one nine-hole course; Moldova has no courses.
     
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  3. What is the site to look for the results?
     
  4. Thanks Jogging!
     
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  5. Mazzoli shoots a final-round 70 (-3) for a -11 individual total (T30). Italy finishes T5 as a team at -32, seven shots back of Denmark, which nips the U.S. by a shot.
     
  6. #8 JogginFrog, Sep 14, 2018
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  7. This golf thread popping up today reminds me of the salad bar at Texas de Brazil.
     
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  8. #10 JogginFrog, Sep 15, 2018
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    In round 3 on Saturday, Angela earned a share of the lead after four straight birdies on holes 9-12, but three bogeys down the stretch leave her five strokes back going into the final round at Evian.

    3rd-round highlights: http://www.lpga.com/videos/angela-stanford-round-3-highlights-2018-evian-championship -- worth watching for the "Go Frogs" visible on her yardage book that catches the announcer's attention.

    Post-round interview: http://www.lpga.com/videos/angela-s...-on-moving-day-at-the-2018-evian-championship
     
  9. Angela eagles the 15th to the for the lead. Then doubles the 16th but fights back with a birdie at 17. One down on the last hole.
     
  10. Angela wins her first major!

    Any Olson doubles the last hole, leaving Angela as Evian champ!
     
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  11. Way to go Angela!! She’s been so close to winning again and this is fantastic.
     
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  12. Pretty big deal!
     
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  13. TCU women's golf kicked off its season this week in Vail. The Frogs started two freshmen; Valeria Pacheco played in the 3 slot, Sabrina Iqbal in the 4. Team shot +24 (294-303-291), finishing 8th in an 18-team field. Having to count an 80 on Day 2 hurt.

    Only one team (UCLA) finished under par. The Bruins won by 33 shots, which is almost three shots a side per player.

    Individually for TCU, senior Annika Clark finished T25 at +4, followed by junior Greta Bruner (T28, +6). Will be interesting to see how the young team develops throughout the fall.
     
  14. Frog men hosting the college tourney at Colonial through Tuesday. TCU was +8 as a team yesterday, good for 9th place, 7 shots back of Vanderbilt.

    Get out to the course to catch the action, or follow results here: http://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=17177

    Mazzoli led TCU in round one with an even-par 70, featuring 4 birdies and an eagle. Triston Fisher had a 71.
     
  15. Stefano Mazzoli posts a three-under 67 to climb into an eight-way tie for first at the Nike Golf Collegiate Invite at Colonial. Co-leaders include U.S. Amateur semi-finalists Cole Hammer (Texas) and Isaiah Salinda (Stanford).

    Also in the top 20 for the Frogs is Triston Fisher at +2 (T20).

    As a team, Frogs are in 10th place at +14. Despite the stacked field, I think as hosts the Frogs would have hoped to contend. It may be tough to catch the top four teams, but there are eight teams are between +9 and +16, so there is plenty of room for movement on the final day tomorrow.
     
  16. #20 JogginFrog, Oct 2, 2018
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    Stefano Mazzoli shoots 71 and finishes T5 at Colonial at -2, four shots behind the medalist. Solid round, but a double-bogey on 17 (his 8th hole with a back-nine start) left him playing catch up.

    As a team, the Frogs post +16 for the day, +30 for the tournament, leaving them T12 out of 15 teams. Disappointing performance on their home course. Duke wins at -2, followed by Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Clemson and Texas.

    Duke won with what was essentially a four-man team. Their fifth player posted the non-counting score all three days and finished T74 (last in the field).
     

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