Men’s golf wins first tournament title of the season

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The TCU men’s golf team broke multiple school records en route to winning its first tournament title of the 2019 spring season.

Led by David Ravetto, the Horned Frogs finished the Lake Charles Invitational Tuesday in first place, ahead of No. 10 Texas Tech and No. 18 Arkansas State.

TCU won the tournament with the best score in program history, 47-under 817 for 54 holes. The previous record of 18-under 822 was set at the UH Hilo Intercollegiate in 2007.

Ravetto finished the tournament in first place with a score of 5-under 67 to earn medalist honors. He shot 19-under 197 at The Country Club at The Golden Nugget, a TCU record for the lowest 54-hole score.

David Ravetto at the Lake Charles Invitational. Photo Courtesy of GoFrogs.com

The record-holder for six years was Paul Barjon, who shot 11-under 199 at the Stanford U.S. Intercollegiate in 2013.

Ravetto finished the first day of play playing a bogey-free first round and shot six birdies and one eagle for a score of 8-under 64.

The 8-under par ties Julien Brun (2014-15) and Adam Rubinson (2001-02) for the school record.

Hayden Springer also had one of the best outings on the team. He finished tied for second with a score of 13-under 203, which ties for the eighth-lowest score in TCU history. Springer shot 2-under 70 on Tuesday and has shot at or under par in 12 of his last 13 rounds.

TCU men’s golf team at the Lake Charles Invitational. Photo Courtesy of TCU Men’s Golf Twitter

On the first day of tournament play, Springer finished the day in third place behind Ravetto. He shot nine birdies and two eagles over two rounds at 11-under 133.

Springer also shot 5-under 67 in the first round and 6- under 66 in the second round, which was a career-best for the senior.

Stefano Mazzoli tied a career-low 11-under 205 and finished seventh. The senior shot 3-under 69 on Tuesday, his fifth-straight sub-70 round.

Senior Triston Fisher also finished under par in all three rounds and finished tied for 24th place after shooting 4-under 212.

The Frogs will be back in action March 31-April 1 at the Hayt Tournament in Ponte Vedra, Florida.