Beeler Keys Opening Round For TCU

March 2, 2012

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Brooke Beeler's even-par 71 has her tied for third individually to lead TCU into a tie for seventh after Friday's opening round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate in Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Beeler totaled six birdies on the day, including four of her opening six holes. The senior from Butler, Ill., is tied with three others, four shots back of Alabama's Stephanie Meadow, who carded a 4-under-par 67. Meadow has a three-stroke lead over UCF's Monifa Sealy.

With a 301, the 34th-ranked Horned Frogs are 13 shots behind No. 2 Alabama. The Crimson Tide shot a 4-over 288, four strokes ahead of No. 10 North Carolina.

TCU's Sanna Nuutinen and Rachael Raastad are tied for 31st after both recorded a 76. Nuutinen birdied two of her opening five holes and finished with three birdies on the day. Raastad had a pair of birdies in a five-hole stretch midway through her round.

Alexandra Bonetti added a 78 for the Horned Frogs.

Live scoring of Saturday's second round, which begins with an 8 a.m. CST shotgun start, is available at www.Golfstat.com.

Team Scores
1. Alabama - 288
2. North Carolina - 292
T3. Georgia - 297
T3. UCF - 297
T3. Virginia - 297
6. Vanderbilt - 299
T7. TCU - 301
T7. Notre Dame - 301
9. Wake Forest - 302
10. South Carolina - 303
T11. Texas - 305
T11. Tennessee - 305
T11. Arkansas - 305
14. Coastal Carolina - 307
15. USC Beaufort - 327

TCU Scores
T3. Brooke Beeler - 71
T31. Sanna Nuutinen - 76
T31. Rachel Raastad - 76
T53. Alexandra Bonetti - 78
T76. April McCoy - 83