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TCU Golf 2018-2019

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

  1. 40 years already, but about the nicest guy you'll ever meet. He brought in Jamie from Cal for Killer.
    Great job with golf for Frogs,too, and much more to come. Best wishes for Coach Montigel.
     
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  2. #82 JogginFrog, Mar 18, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2019
    After a tournament with a stacked field on a challenging course setup, fun to see what the TCU men can do on a course set up for a less-accomplished field. TCU is one of three top-50 teams (along with Tech and Ark. St.) playing in the Lake Charles Toyota Invitational at the Country Club at the Golden Nugget.

    Frogs are off to a great start, leading the tournament at -16 with just a couple of holes to play in the first round. They are two shots up on Tech, nine up on the rest of the field.

    Hayden Springer shot a tidy 5-under 67, but David Ravetto is -7 with one hole to play--the short par-5 opening hole. A birdie would tie him for the individual lead with Tech's Sandy Scott.

    Frogs going with an all-senior lineup again of Springer, Ravetto, Mazzoli, Mazier and Fisher. Also competing as individuals are Alejandro Aguilera, Trevor Brown and Turner Maclean.

    They'll be playing round 2 of 3 this afternoon. Follow here: http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=16164

    Edit 1: Ravetto birdies the last for a 64 and the Frogs finish Round 1 at -19, just one shot off the school record for lowest team round in relation to par. Mazzoli posted a 68 and Fisher a 70 for four under-par counting scores.

    Edit 2: Ravetto's 64 ties the TCU record for single-round score in relation to par, joining Julien Brun and Adam Rubinson.
     
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  3. TCU men have a stellar afternoon round as well and extended their lead in Lake Charles to 8 shots over Tech and 17 shots over the rest of the 18-team field. Frogs sit at -36 as a team, which almost certainly is the single best day in relation to par in TCU history. The course has three par fives of 535 yards or less, so the effective par might ought to be 70 instead of 72; but even if you called it a par-70 course, the Frogs would still be -20 as a team.

    The TCU record book lists the school scoring record for a 54-hole tournament as 822; Frogs have a very good chance to break that tomorrow (need to shoot -7 or better). The record book does not list a record for lowest 54-hole score in relation to par, but out of the 15 lowest 54-hole scores, the best mark is -37.

    At least two players will also have a shot tomorrow to break the school record for lowest individual 54-hole score (199 by Paul Barjon). David Ravetto posted 64-66 (-14), good for second place, one shot off of Tech's Sandy Scott. Hayden Springer shot 67-66 and is in solo third. Stefano Mazzoli shot 68-68 and is T5. Triston Fisher and Turner Maclean are also in the top 20.

    Tech has a very good team (ranked 10th nationally) and played well, counting no over-par scores through two rounds. TCU will need another good round tomorrow to hold them off, but it looks like a two-team tournament. Arkansas State is the other top-20 team in the field, but the Red Wolves only fielded four players in the morning round and are well back at -9 (8th).
     
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  5. David Ravetto shoots the lowest 54-hole score in TCU history to win the Lake Charles Toyota Invitational. He shoots 64-66-67 for a 19-under 197. That is both the lowest stroke total (beating Paul Barjon's 199 in 2012-13) and the lowest in relation to par (beating Bret Guetz's -16 in 2001-02).

    Frogs take the team title by 15 shots over Texas Tech and break the TCU team scoring record in the process, posting -11 for the day and -47 for the tournament. The 817 total beats the prior record (posted in 2006-07) by 5 shots.

    Also starring for the Frogs was Hayden Springer, who finished T2 with a 13-under 203 (also one of the 10 lowest 54-hole scores in Frog history) and Stefano Mazzoli, who finished solo 7th at -11. Triston Fisher also contributed three sub-par rounds.

    Congrats to the Frogs!
     
  6. The TCU men with their hardware, er, glassware:
     
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  7. TCU men rise 8 spots in the rankings to 35th in this week's Golfstat poll. With at least three players in good form, I'm interested to see what this senior-heavy team can do in the late season and post-season.
     
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  8. If they keep rolling out scores like they did in Louisiana we will be reaaaaaal nice when NCAAs roll around
     
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  9. Golf Channel did a bit this week on the .500 rule in men's college golf -- teams must have a record of at least .500 against D1 teams to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

    https://www.golfchannel.com/news/college-notebook-500-rule-really-growing-game

    TCU figured in the graphic of teams near the .500 line, although the record as shown (55-42-2) didn't look borderline. That was because TCU, which has been below .500 nearly all year, finally pushed its mark above sea level by going 16-0 in an event featuring only one other P5 school.

    At the semester break, the Frogs were 6-27 for the season, and it has taken a combination of solid play and smart scheduling to get over .500 for the year.

    Three of the four GC talking heads railed against the rule as diluting competition. The fourth one (Damon Hack) was essentially shouted down by Ryan Lavner, who said that if small schools want to face top competition, they should host a tournament at a great venue that big schools want to play. I'd like to see the AD at a small school who would green-light budget for that.

    I have no problem with the rule as encouragement for teams to include some smaller schools in tournament fields. Field sizes are limited by the number of players who can be on a course at once, and it would be easy for bigger schools to never give smaller schools a shot.

    I don't at all mind having a few tournaments where the Frogs have to go up against smaller programs to "pad their record" -- they still have pressure to perform, maybe even more so in a setting like that, where a couple of bad rounds could blow their post-season chances.

    It's good to see teams like Arkansas State, which have done great against lower-level competition, get a chance at Big 12 squads (though the Red Wolves got clobbered in Lake Charles). And it's good for highly-ranked smaller-school players like McNeese State's Blake Elliott to go up against other top-50 players like Stefano Mazzoli and Tech's Sandy Scott (Elliott finished T4 at -12, one back of Scott and one ahead of Mazzoli).

    TCU gets plenty of chances against top competition. I don't see the point of rewarding teams with poor records on a strength-of-schedule argument. If a team were to solely schedule elite-field events and then try to defend a mediocre record with an SOS argument, who's to say they would do any better against less-elite teams?
     
  10. TCU women are in second place as a team after one round (of three) at the LSU Tiger Golf Classic. Frogs shot +6; they are three back of 25-ranked Campbell. Frogs were slow out of the gate, trailing Campbell by 6 after four holes. They fought back into a virtual tie but gave up a couple of shots late.

    Sabrina Iqbal led the Frogs with a three-under 69, which is tied for first individually. Annika Clark and Greta Bruner are also in the top 20.

    LSU led the tournament at +1 through 9 holes, but their #2 player, even par through 13, posted an 11 on the 14th. The Tigers are T5 at +13.
     
  11. TCU men and women both in action this weekend. Yesterday, the women had one of their worst rounds of the season, posting the worst score in a 10-team field filled with mostly unranked teams. Dropped them from second to T4. Today they posted a much better round (second-best in the field) but didn't move up because the team they had been tied with (host LSU) had the best score in the field.

    Sabrina Iqbal finished T4 individually to lead the Frogs, and despite difficult conditions, she probably feels that she let a title get away today, as a 75 would have won. Annika Clark had her best round of the tournament today with an even-par 72 to finish solo 9th.

    TCU men had a great round this a.m. and an awful one in the p.m. at the John Hayt Invitational at Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, which hosted the Players Championship before TPC Sawgrass was built. Frogs project as middle of the pack in a 14-team field but was 3rd after round 1 at Even thanks to a 66 by Hayden Springer, whose game has really heated up. Unfortunately the Frogs dropped to T10 after posting +16 in the second round. They'll give it another go tomorrow. Follow progress here:
    http://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=team&tid=17285
     
  12. TCU men fought back in Florida under what appeared to be very tough conditions for the last round of the Hayt Invitational, moving up from 10th to 7th. The Frogs' +18 was, surprisingly, the third-best score of the day. David Ravetto shot even on a day when nearly half the field (40 of 88 players) did not break 80. He finished T16.

    The TCU women's marathon week continued with 36 holes at The Bruzzy in Argyle. One lineup switch paid off, as number-five player Yeji Shin shot 70-72 to lead the Frogs (T14 overall). However, the team got off to another rough start, going +5 on the first two holes of the first round, and posted the 9th-best score in a field where they projected as the second- or third-best team, with potential to win since second-ranked Texas has three top players out for the Augusta National Women's Amateur.

    You could see the focus on a fast start in the p.m. round, when they went -4 on the same two opening holes, but in the end, the Frogs posted another +1 289 total and remain in ninth, looking up at three other Big 12 teams, none of which is Texas. It might just be too much golf, playing 36 holes after having played three straight days plus travel in between. Tournament concludes tomorrow.
     
  13. #97 JogginFrog, Apr 8, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
    TCU men set a school record for 18-hole team score in relation to par, shooting a 21-under 267 in the opening round of the Missouri Tiger Invitational. Frogs lead host Mizzou by 8 and K-State by 9.

    Stefano Mazzoli shot 65 (with a bogey on his last hole), and David Ravetto and Hayden Springer both shot 66 to to 1, T2, T2 at the top of the leaderboard. All five Frogs in the all-senior lineup broke par.

    Second round is underway.

    Edit: @TCUMensGolf tweets that -21 is the second-best round in TCU history. Per the record book, 267 is the second-lowest stroke total but -21 is the lowest in relation to par.
     
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  14. that is great - this is the time of year the good teams really start playing their best golf!
     
  15. Frogs cooled off a little in the afternoon round in Columbia, shooting -11 to put them at -32. TCU still leads, but Mizzou (5 back) and K-State (8 back) are making a game of it. Frogs will need to be sharp again tomorrow to win.

    Individually, Stefano Mazzoli shot 65-68, good for solo 2nd at -11. He is two back of Jacob Eklund of K-State. David Ravetto is T3 at -9 (66-69); Hayden Springer is T6 at -7 (66-71); Pierre Mazier is T13 at -5 (70-69).

    Mazzoli and Springer both tied their career low in the a.m. round; Mazier was one shot off his career low in the p.m. round.

    Mazier has been a "glue guy" who rarely goes low but also rarely blows up, which is perfect for a 4/5-slot. Great to see him with back-to-back subpar rounds.

    This tournament has been all chalk, with the top 3 teams sitting 1-2-3 (in order) and the top 5 individuals sitting 1-2-T3-T3-T6 (not in order).
     
  16. #100 JogginFrog, Apr 9, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019
    TCU wins the Missouri Tiger Invitational and Stefano Mazzoli takes medalist honors.

    For a while, it looked like it was falling apart for the Frogs, who dropped 10 shots to K-State in the early going and trailed by 2 with six holes left. At the same time, Mazzoli was in a battle for the individual title with K-State's Jacob Eklund and Oral Roberts' Cody Burrows; all three were within a shot, along with TCU's David Ravetto.

    Then, Mazzoli dropped the hammer, birdieing the final five holes for a back-nine 30. Eklund could only match the first two. That gave TCU a seven-shot win as a team and Mazzoli a four-shot win as an individual. Mazzoli's 199 total tied for second-best 54-hole score in school history. Hopefully the Arnold Palmer Cup committee was paying attention. We'll find out in early May.

    Not to be overlooked were stellar performances from David Ravetto (-10, T3) and Pierre Mazier (-9, T5). Mazier closed with a 68 that tied his low round of the year and led to his best finish of the year.

    Congrats to the Frogs!
     
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