TCU Opens Competition in Las Vegas

March 9, 2012

LAS VEGAS, Nev.--TCU began play at the 2012 Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters Friday at Southern Highlands Golf Club. Senior Johan de Beer is tied for 10th place following Round 1, while the Horned Frogs are 10th on the 15-team leaderboard.

The Frogs combined to shoot a 6-over-par 294 Friday, eight shots off the pace set by tournament leader California (-2). Each of the squads in front of TCU is ranked among the top-37 teams in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin national ratings.

De Beer is tops among all Frogs on the individual leaderboard after firing a 1-under 71 in the opening round. He carded three birdies to offset a double-bogey on his second hole of the day.

Joining de Beer among the leaders is freshman Julien Brun, who posted a 1-over 73 to grab a share of 23rd place entering Round 2. Like de Beer, Brun recorded three birdies but was plagued by three bogeys, including a double on the opening hole of the day.

Also contributing to TCU's team score in Round 1 were juniors Daniel Jennevert, who is one shot behind Brun in a tie for 29th place (+2), and Pontus Gad, who is tied for 51st (+4). Freshman Thomas Mantovanini, who earned a spot in the Frog lineup after a strong showing two weeks ago at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational, is tied for 72nd (+9).

Texas Tech's Logan McCracken owns a two-shot lead on the field at -6 after posting an opening-round 66.

Competition at the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters continues Saturday with Round 2. First groups are scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m. PST at Southern Highlands Golf Club.

NOTE: Round 1 results from the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters are available at Golfstat.com.

SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS COLLEGIATE MASTERS Las Vegas, Nev. (Southern Highlands Golf Club) March 9, 2012 Round 1 Results

TEAM STANDINGS (15 teams) 1. California - (-2; 286) 2. UNLV - (-1; 287) 3. Texas A&M - (E; 288) 4. UCLA - (+3; 291) 5. Alabama - (+4; 292) Stanford - (+4; 292) Texas - (+4; 292) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10. TCU - (+6; 294)

INDIVIDUAL STANDINGS (78 competitors) 1. Logan McCracken, Texas Tech - (-6; 66) 2. Tyler Dunlap, Texas A&M - (-4; 68) Bobby Wyatt, Alabama - (-4; 68) 4. T.J. Vogel, Florida - (-3; 69) Pontus Widegren - (-3; 69) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- t10. Johan de Beer, TCU - (-1; 72) t23. Julien Brun, TCU - (+1; 73) t29. Daniel Jennevret, TCU - (+2; 74) t51. Pontus Gad, TCU - (+4; 76) t72. Thomas Mantovanini - (+9; 81)