Brun, de Beer Lead TCU in Opening Round at Sawgrass

Feb. 26, 2012


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.—Freshman Julien Brun and senior Johan de Beer both carded 4-under par rounds of 68 Sunday to lead TCU during the opening round of the 2012 John Hayt Collegiate Invitational played at historic Sawgrass Country Club. The two Horned Frogs finished the round in a tie for second place on the individual leaderboard, one shot off the lead.

Brun and de Beer helped TCU finish the opening round in a tie for seventh place in the team standings with a 12-over par total of 300. Tournament host UCF leads the 15-team field at +6.

Both Brun and de Beer experience solid days on the 6,962-yard, par-72 Sawgrass course, finishing just one shot off the pace set by LSU’s Sang Yi, who led the field with a 5-under 67. De Beer posted his second-lowest round of the season, totaling seven birdies to offset four bogeys. He played the front nine 4-under par before firing an even 36 on the back nine. Brun was even through 14 holes despite carding an eagle and birdie, but he was able to get hot down the stretch, posting birdies on each of the final four holes.

TCU featured two freshmen in the field competing as individuals only, and they finished with the third- and fourth-best scores on the team in Round 1. Thomas Mantovanini recorded a 4-over 76 to claim a share of 30th place, while Sarosh Adi fired a 7-over 79 to tie for 57th.

Junior Daniel Jennevret counted as the third score towards TCU’s team total, finishing tied for 72nd place with a 9-over 81. Fellow junior Pontus Gad, who is in 82nd, rounded out the Frog scoring with an 11-over 83. Sophomore Johnny Antle, the other Frog in the field allowed to count towards the team score, finished tied for 84th (+13).

Competition at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational continues Monday with Round 2. First groups are scheduled to tee off at 8:30 a.m. ET at Sawgrass Country Club.

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Sawgrass Country Club)
Feb. 26, 2012
Round 1 Results

1. UCF – (+6; 294)
2. Tennessee – (+7; 295)
3. Coastal Carolina – (+8; 296)
4. North Texas – (+10; 298)
    LSU – (+10; 298)
t7. TCU – (+12; 300)

1. Sang Yi, LSU – (-5; 67)
2. Julien Brun, TCU – (-4; 68)
    Johan de Beer, TCU – (-4; 68)
    Sebastian Soderberg, Coastal Carolina – (-4; 68)
5. Jose Joia, UCF – (-3; 67)
t30. *Thomas Mantovanini, TCU – (+4; 76)
t57. *Sarosh Adi, TCU – (+7; 79)
t72. Daniel Jennevret, TCU – (+9; 81)
t82. Pontus Gad, TCU – (+11; 83)
t84. Johnny Antle, TCU – (+13; 85)

* playing as individual (does not count toward team score)