Corpening leads team in Toledo

Men’s golf came out swinging in its first tournament of the season but fell short in finishing in the top half of the Inverness Intercollegiate, finishing ninth out of 16 teams. The Horned Frogs shot 40-over as a team during the three-round tournament and were one of nine ranked teams to take part in the two-day, Toledo, Ohio tournament. No. 20 Florida State ended up winning the event with a team score of 10-over.

Although TCU finished ahead of only one ranked opponent. That one opponent was No. 6 UNLV – a conference foe expected to challenge the Horned Frogs for the Mountain West Conference title in the spring.

Franklin Corpening, the only senior on a team composed of juniors and sophomores, led the Horned Frogs’ attack at six-over par, good for a share of 14th place. Corpening was one-under and in third place heading into the final round before a 78 knocked him down in the standings.

Sophomore Travis Woolf was another notable performer, shooting seven-over and placing 18th after an even-par opening round score.

On a side note, Jon McLean, who transferred from TCU to Oklahoma State in the spring, met up with his former teammates for the first competition since his departure. He shot 11-over for the tournament.

The team will not have much time to recover as it will travel to Georgia for the Carpet Capital Collegiate tournament this weekend.

Sports editor Tim Bella