Five men’s golf players to tee-off in Tennessee

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    Five members of the men’s golf team left Thursday for Tennessee to play in its fourth tournament of the season.Players will participate at The Ridges Intercollegiate tournament this weekend at the Ridges Golf & Country Club in Jonesboro, Tenn.

    This is one of the better courses of the year and the players are always excited to compete at this tournament, said Bill Montigel, head coach of the men’s golf team.

    Players have been practicing hard in preparation for this tournament and have a good chance of winning, said Montigel, whose team won second place in two of this year’s three tournaments.

    “We seem to be getting better day by day, which has been my whole goal for the team,” Montigel said.

    There will be a total of 18 teams at the 54-hole tournament. Today the Frogs will play a practice round on the field and will find out which two teams they will be playing in the tournament, Montigel said.

    “The practice round will give us a chance to look at where the holes are and where the trouble is,” Montigel said.

    The team will be playing 36 holes Saturday and 18 holes Sunday.

    Franklin Corpening, who earned his first collegiate victory at the Memphis Intercollegiate on Oct. 3, said the team is well prepared and excited about meeting many good teams at this weekend’s tournament.

    “We practice probably four hours a day, six days a week, in almost all weather conditions,” said Corpening, who is also one of TCU’s Athletes of the Week.

    Corpening is exempt from The Ridges tournament, because he was the qualifying team member at the last tournament.

    Senior Drew Stoltz, who was one of the five chosen to play this weekend, said he thinks the team has done well this season and is highly capable of victory.

    “This tournament is a good chance to showcase our team, and we made sure we got the top guys to play,” Stoltz said.