Men’s golf start off season strong at Carmel Cup

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TCU golfer Triston Fisher walks the course at the Carmel Cup. Photo courtesy of GoFrogs.com

Triston Fisher’s career-best 7-under led the TCU men’s golf team in their first tournament of the season.

The Horned Frogs traveled to Pebble Beach, California to compete in the Carmel Cup. Eight teams were competing in this tournament, including preseason No. 1 and defending national champion Oklahoma State.

The Horned Frogs were without PING Honorable Mention All-American Stefano Mazzoli, who will represent Italy at the World Amateur.

In the opening round, the senior trio of Fisher, Turner MacLean, and David Ravetto all shot a three-under 69. MacLean shot 4-under 32 on the front nine, which was powered by an eagle on the par 5 No. 2 hole. All three were tied for 10th at the end of the first round, which placed TCU in fourth place heading into the second round.

Freshman Alejandro Aguilera shot a team-best 5-under 67 to move up 13 spots in the second round. He improved seven strokes and was tied for 28th after the round. Aguilera had a bogey-free front nine and finished 2-under 34 before shooting an eagle on the par four No. 20 hole.

Fisher and MacLean both shot under par in the second round. MacLean has now shot under par in seven of his eight rounds at Pebble Beach.

TCU shot 6-under 354 for the first two rounds and sat in fifth place overall at 12-under after two days.

In the final round of the tournament, Fisher shot a 1-under 71 with just one bogey to finish tied for 11th place. Aguilera shot 5-under 67 for consecutive rounds and finished six-under for the tournament.

The Horned Frogs ended the tournament with their best performance of the weekend, shooting 8-under 352 as a team. They finished in fifth place, five strokes better than No. 5 Vanderbilt.

Four players, the trio of seniors and Aguilera, all finished under par on the weekend.

The team will be back in action Sept. 30 at the Nike Collegiate Invitational held at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.