TCU starts Nike Collegiate Invitational tied for ninth place

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TCU golf will continue the Nike Collegiate Invitational Monday morning. Image courtesy of gofrogs.com

TCU moved into a tie for ninth place in the opening round of the Nike Collegiate Invitational Sunday at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth after a strong second nine.

The NCI had 15 teams participating in the tournament, with half of the teams ranked in the top 10 nationally, according to Golfweek. However, none of the participating teams were able to shoot under par.

TCU’s top four golfers struggled collectively as they shot seven-over on the back nine but were able to bounce back and shot one-over on the front. Stefano Mazzoli’s stretch of three birdies over four holes and Triston Fisher’s three birdies of five holes were able to help lower their team score in the end.

Mazzoli led the Frogs at even-par 70 and is tied for eighth in the NCI, while Fisher is tied for 19th at 1-over 71. The Vanderbilt Commodores’ Mason Greenberg (-4) leads the field, having been one of only seven to shoot under par. Vanderbilt also leads the team standings at 1-over 281 while the Frogs shot 8-over 288.

The earliest the second round will begin on Monday is at 8 a.m., with TCU beginning on hole No. 10 at 8:30 a.m.