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TCU Golf 2018-2019

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

  1. I'll put this on here because it is golf about Fort Worth's own Ben Hogan-- one of best to ever play the game.
    Just watched an old movie titled "Follow The Sun" on FXM (258 on Directv) about this great man.
    How great? He won 69 major titles, surviving WW2 service and a near fatal car wreck in 1949.
    Hogan made a comeback and won the triple crown ( 3 majors) in 1953, despite being only 5'8" by 145 lbs.
    The movie shows a lot of Fort Worth and the local courses-- well worth a watch when they re-run it.
  2. Ugh. Barjon shoots a final-round 74 and drops to T29, three shots outside of the qualifying mark for the top 18 in Florida. Meanwhile, Corpening goes low with a 65 in Mobile, but winds up T21, one shot out of a playoff.

    Julien Brun begins his bid tomorrow for the European Tour at the Q School finals; 156 players compete for 25 cards, with a cut made after four rounds.
  3. #43 JogginFrog, Nov 10, 2018
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    Julien Brun with a 3-under 69 in round 1 (of 6) at the European Tour Q School finals. It's a solid start. While he's T56, his score came on the more difficult of the two courses being used at the Lumine resort near Barcelona. The Hills course played nearly two full shots harder than the Lakes course, so it will take some time to gauge where the players stand.

    Follow progress here: http://www.europeantour.com/europea...d=2018595/leaderboard/index.html#/leaderboard

    Update 1: Through two rounds, Julien is T43 at -6. Still within striking distance of qualifying, but more work to be done.
    Update 2: Brun shoots a third-round 75 to drop to T86, seven shots out of qualifying range. He'll need to move back up into the top 70 to survive the fourth-round cut.
    Update 3: A fourth-round 77 ends Julien's bid; he will most likely return to the Challenge Tour.
  4. 2005 TCU grad J.J. Killeen was featured last week on the Web.com Tour podcast Golf's Next Wave. After missing out on the big show in 2010 by a single shot at Q School, Killeen went on to win twice and be named player of the year on the Web.com (then Nationwide) Tour in 2011 and played on the PGA Tour in 2012.

    After surgeries, he retired as a playing professional and has opened 4ORE Golf in Lubbock, a TopGolf-like range/entertainment center where he also teaches.

    On the podcast, he talks about his new venture and his playing days. Discussion of his time at TCU begins around 34:00.


    If you're stuck in Lubbock, you now know where to spend your time.
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  5. College golf is about to get a draft.

    Talks are ongoing between the PGA Tour and college coaches, but the upshot is that the top college players will be able to earn status on various PGA tours based on their performance. One goal to keep kids in college longer by offering a clearer path to the pros. Details yet to be announced, but it's good news for college players and coaches.
  6. #46 JogginFrog, Dec 4, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018
    TCU signed five new men's golfers on national signing day from four countries: Argentina, Denmark, France and the USA. With six seniors graduating, Coach Montigel could offer recruits an immediate shot at playing time.

    Gustav Frimodt of Denmark is the highest ranked in the World Amateur Golf Rankings at 129, which is comparable to where freshman starter Alejandro Aguilera was when he signed. Aymeric Laussot of France is 334 in the WAGR rankings and Argentina's Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira has been ranked as high as 243 in the WAGR, so some good talent coming. Of local interest, Trinity Valley's Chris Berzina signed with the Frogs.

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  7. Freshman Justin Gums made the most of his opportunity to compete as an individual in the Amer Ari Invitational at Waikoloa Beach Resort on the big island of Hawaii, posting the best score among the six Frogs competing and tying for 24th overall.

    As a team, TCU finished 7th in the 18-team field at -14, which is about where the Frogs would have been expected to place, though they did beat second-ranked Georgia Tech. Frogs got to see the full firepower of top-ranked Oklahoma State on display--Cowboys finished -47 for the tournament, winning by 10 shots over Auburn. Texas and Tech both finished ahead of the Frogs.

    Individually, TCU scores were consistent, with all six players finishing even par or better for the tournament.

    The TCU women begin their Spring schedule today in Puerto Rico. This course ate the Frogs' lunch last year; hope they fare better this time around. Follow progress here:
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  9. TCU women are off to a good start in Puerto Rico; they are 2nd after the first round at +2; Frogs finished strong after making the turn at +5; they trail seventh-ranked Arkansas by a shot.

    TCU leads two other top-20 teams, #11 Kent State (+4) and #13 Northwestern (+14).

    Individually, Sabrina Iqbal shot a back-nine 33 and led TCU with a -1 total (T6 overall). Valeria Pacheco (the 2016 Puerto Rico Amateur National champ) and Annika Clark are at even par (T12) through very different routes--Clark was steady with 16 pars; Pacheco rollercoaster with six birdies and two doubles.
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  10. I was talking to a guy who knows Berzina and he told me that kid is a flat out stud. Said he has shot mid 60’s consistently at Shady Oaks.

    Future looks bright for the golf Frogs.
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  11. Frog women took a step back on day 2 in Puerto Rico. Shot +13 as a team, which dropped them into sixth place. No one shot a huge number, but no one shot better than 75 either.

    Individually, Sabrina Iqbal is T11 at +2 and Annika Clark is T17 at +3.

    Frogs are just 3 strokes out of third place and 11 out of first, so plenty still to play for.
  12. TCU women finish 6th in Puerto Rico at +19 after posting +4 as a team on the final day. Not a great result for the Frogs, but their three-day total of 883 beat their score last year on the same course last year by 27 shots. 11th-ranked Kent State won the tourney at +2.

    Individually, TCU had three top-20 finishers, with Sabrina Iqbal, Valeria Pacheco and Greta Bruner all finishing T18 at +5. Bruner posted the lowest single-round score for the Frogs with a final-day 69 (-3).
  13. TCU men are back in action today at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate at the Classic Club in Palm Desert. Frogs are +4 as a team on the back nine in round 1; three teams lead at even.

    David Ravetto is currently in second individually at -3 through 14 holes.

    Of 21 teams in the field, only three are in the current Golfstat top 50 (Frogs are 51st), including fellow Big 12 teams Tech (16th) and KU (39th), so TCU will be looking to contend this week.

    Follow progress here: http://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=15813
  14. Thankfully Wyoming is 3 states away. I saw the name of the tournament and thought, "Damn, those are good scores for those temps and playing conditions."
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  15. #56 JogginFrog, Feb 22, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019
    Frogs finish the day at +2, which is currently T1 as a team with Texas Tech and Colorado State, which is still on the course. Boise State could also finish at +2 or better.

    David Ravetto birdied the last to finish -4, currently tied for the individual lead. Pierre Mazier provided a good example of staying in the round after a bad start. He was +6 through 8 holes but went -3 on the back nine to post a counting score for the Frogs.

    Edit: Frogs' score adjusted after completion of round to +3, with Alejandro Aguilera getting a stroke added to his score; not sure why.

    By the way, sophomore transfer Trevor Brown is competing as an individual for TCU this week. Freshman Justin Gums is not in the lineup this week after leading the team at the last tournament as a non-counting individual player. Some teams use prior tourney results as a partial qualifier for the next tourney. Any former players know how Montigel sets his lineup?
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  16. Are Mclean and Fisher hurt? Have not played in last 2 tourneys
  17. #59 JogginFrog, Feb 23, 2019
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    I'm a total outsider; no contact with anyone in the program. But my guess is that it's simply the result of a senior-heavy roster. With six seniors, someone will always be on the bench, and freshman Aguilera has become a mainstay in the lineup, so two seniors will sit out almost every time.

    When tournaments allow teams to bring an extra player or two to compete as an individual, it makes sense to give priority to underclassmen. It will be a very young team next year (no seniors, one junior), and the younger guys need the competition experience.

    Of the two you mentioned, Fisher has the better case for playing time. His Finish Percentage (% of players in the field he beats) is 57.3%, which is third on the team among those playing 6+ rounds. His scoring average is also third at 72.0.
  18. TCU with a good round in the desert today, posting -4 as a team, taking the Frogs to -2 for the tournament. Frogs are just 3 back of leader Texas Tech (-6 today), but are now in 3rd as Boise State went low (-7 today) to move into 2nd by a shot.

    Those three teams will be at least a dozen shots clear of the rest of the field, setting up a battle tomorrow.

    Individually, David Ravetto posted a 71 and is in second place overall, three back of the leader. Stefano Mazzoli had the low round of the day for TCU (-3) and is T11. Hayden Springer had his second straight 72 and is T8 individually.

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