Golf teams continue tournament play

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    Women’s golf

    Led by Brooke Beeler’s 76, TCU improved its score by 13 strokes Monday and is in 17th place heading into Tuesday’s final round of the Battle at Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego.

    Four of TCU’s five golfers saw their scores drop Monday amidst inclement weather in Southern California.

    Beeler, the nation’s 59th-ranked player, is tied for 36th individually with a 36-hole total of 154.

    Melissa Loh added a 77 for TCU, lowering her score by eight strokes from Sunday.

    Horned Frog freshman Sanna Nuutinen and Katy Cardno both carded 78s. Cardno shot par over the back nine.

    No. 7 Purdue leads the field at 587 and holds a seven-stroke lead over top-ranked USC. Each team in the field is ranked in the top 50.

    With a 3-under-par 141, the Boilermakers’ Laura Gonzalez sits atop the leader board by one stroke over UNLV’s Therese Koelbaek. They are the only two individuals below par for the tournament.

    TCU’s final-round tee times begin at 10:54 a.m.. Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.

    Men’s golf

    TCU men’s golf continued play at the National Invitational Tournament at the Omni Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson Monday. Round two play was suspended due to darkness. Five groups still need to finish round two. Kent State, Wyoming, Arizona (ind.), Indiana and individuals from New Mexico, Tulsa, Arizona and Kent State will finish round two beginning today at 7:00 a.m. Round three will begin with a shotgun start at 8:00am. TCU’s Pontus Gad leads all individual golfers with a 144 through two rounds while TCU is in ninth place out of a field of 15 teams. Live stats can be found at GolfStat.com.

    The National Invitational Tournament, a 54-hole event played at the par 72, 7,094-yard Omni Tucson National, featured a pair of 18-hole rounds Monday and will feature the final 18 holes today.