Frogs travel to three-day tournament starting Friday

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    The TCU women’s golf team will travel west to Tempe, Ariz. for the PING/Arizona State University Invitational this weekend. The first round of the three-day tournament will be played Friday, with 18 holes played each day.

    The tournament will feature a 17-team field including Mountain West Conference foes San Diego State and New Mexico. Fourteen of the teams are ranked in the top 50, including No. 1 USC and No. 2 UCLA.

    This will be TCU’s first appearance in the PING/ASU Invitational since finishing 13th in 2005. The tournament will be held at the par 72, 6,230-yard ASU Karsten Golf Course.

    The Horned Frogs are following up their worst team outing of the season last weekend at the Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego. The team finished 15th out of 17 teams. Freshman Sanna Nuutinen and junior Brooke Beeler tied for 25th individually out of 96 finishers at the tournament.

    Beeler, ranked No. 59 nationally, leads the Frogs this year with an average score of 73.9 per round. Her season features a TCU record 65 at the Central District Invitational on February 21.

    The Frogs’ lineup for the weekend will feature Beeler, Nuutinen, senior Melissa Loh, senior Prisela Campbell and junior Rachel Raastad. Beeler, Loh and Raastad are the only golfers to play in all eight tournaments so far this season.

    The season includes one overall win for the team in its only in-state tournament at the Alamo Invitational over Halloween weekend.

    The PING/ASU Invitational will be the Frogs’ final tournament before the Mountain West Conference Championships begin on April 14. The MWC Championships will also take place in the Phoenix area in Scottsdale, Ariz.

     

    PING/ASU Invitational

    When: Today – Sunday

    Where: Tempe, Ariz.