Beeler Ties For Fourth At Darius Rucker Intercollegiate

March 4, 2012

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- TCU senior Brooke Beeler tied for fourth individually to lead the Horned Frogs to a seventh-place finish as play concluded Sunday at the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate.

Because of lightning Saturday, the tournament was shortened to 36 holes. Saturday's suspended second round was completed Sunday.

TCU posted its sixth top-10 finish in seven tournaments this season. The 34th-ranked Horned Frogs shot a 301 in both rounds. Twelve of the 15 teams in the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate were ranked in the top 50.

No. 2 Alabama finished at 3-over-par 571 for an 11-stroke victory over No. 10 North Carolina.

Beeler birdied her final two holes, as part of five second-round birdies, to record her second straight even-par 71. Beeler finished five shots behind medalist Stephanie Meadow of Alabama, who carded a 5-under 137.

TCU sophomore Sanna Nuutinen shot a 76 in both rounds to tie for 30th.

April McCoy recorded par on 14 of 18 holes for a second-round 73. Fellow Horned Frog freshman Alexandra Bonetti birdied back-to-back holes on the back nine.

TCU returns to action Friday at the LSU/Cleveland Classic in Baton Rouge, La.

Team Scores
1. Alabama - 288-283=571
2. North Carolina - 292-290=582
3. Vanderbilt - 299-294=593
4. UCF - 297-299=596
5. Virginia - 297-301=598
6. Georgia - 297-303=600
7. TCU - 301-301=602
8. South Carolina - 303-301=604
T9. Tennessee - 305-303=608
T9. Wake Forest - 302-306=608
T11. Texas - 305-312=617
T11. Arkansas - 305-312=617
13. Notre Dame - 301-319=620
14. Coastal Carolina - 307-314=621
15. USC Beaufort - 327-333=660

TCU Scores
T4. Brooke Beeler - 71-71=142
T30. Sanna Nuutinen - 76-76=152
T49. April McCoy - 83-73=156
T58. Rachel Raastad - 76-81=157
T68. Alexandra Bonetti - 78-82=160