Men’s golf begins spring season with seventh-place finish

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The men’s golf team traveled to Waikoloa, Hawaii to compete in the Amer Ari Invitational. Sixteen teams competed in this tournament, including No. 1 Oklahoma State and No. 2 Georgia Tech.

In the opening round, four Horned Frogs shot under par. Senior David Ravetto led the Frogs at 3-under 69 and was tied for 20th.

Senior David Ravetto at the Amer Ari Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com

Alejandro Aguilera, Stefano Mazzoli and Hayden Springer each shot 2-under 70 and began Thursday’s third round tied for 30th place. Mazzoli excelled early with an eagle on the par-5 No. 2 hole. Aguilera joined Ravetto in shooting a bogey-free back nine, while Springer shot par or better throughout the front nine.

Four golfers shot under par on the second day of the tournament. Mazzoli shot 2-under 70 for the second consecutive day and made an eagle on the par-5 No. 4 hole, part of a 4-under 32 front nine.

Stefano Mazzoli at the Amer Ari Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com

The Frogs opened the last day of the tournament in 8th place.

Justin Gums, who made his TCU debut and competed as an individual, led the Horned Frogs on the last day of play. He shot 2-under 70 in the final round to finish 4-under 212 for the tournament.

Springer finished one stroke behind Gums at 3-under 213 and tied for 30th place. Ravetto shot even-par 72 and finished 1-under 215 for the tournament to place tied for 42nd.

Senior Pierre Mazier had the lowest round of the tournament for the Frogs, as he shot 4-under 68 on Saturday. Mazier tied with Ravetto for 42nd place.

TCU shot 14-under 850 for the tournament and finished in seventh place, one stroke ahead of No. 2 Georgia Tech.

The Horned Frogs will be back in action Feb. 22-24 at the Wyoming Desert Intercollegiate in Palm Desert, California.