TCU men’s golf finishes 4th at Morris Williams Intercollegiate tournament

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    Senior Tom Hoge posted his second career collegiate victory Tuesday while leading the TCU men’s golf team to a fourth-place finish at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate at the University of Texas Golf Club.

    Hoge, who entered the day with a two-stroke lead at 1-under par following Monday’s opening two rounds, shot a final-round 74 to finish the event at +2. He held off Stanford’s Andrew Yun (+3), who placed second following a final-round 69.

    The victory marked Hoge’s first since he won the 2008 Columbia Invitational during his sophomore season. He also became the first Horned Frog to capture an individual championship since sophomore teammate Daniel Jennevret won The Prestige at PGA West in the Fall 2009.

    Hoge’s solid play helped the Frogs continue their own late-season surge as a team. The squad, which placed fourth or better for the third consecutive event at +52 overall, improved its case for a berth in next month’s NCAA Regionals. TCU finished behind only Texas (+40), Texas Tech (+42) and Arkansas (+48), each of which own top 20 national rankings, while the squad managed to defeat four other rated teams, including No. 16 Stanford (+57).

    Also garnering a top 10 individual finish for TCU was junior Johan de Beer, who tied for 10th at +10 following a final-round 73. TCU plays next at the Navy Spring Invitational April 16-17 at the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, Md.

    FINAL TEAM RESULTS (14 teams)

    1. Texas – (+40; 296-304-292-892)

    2. Texas Tech – (+42; 314-296-284-894)

    3. Arkansas – (+48; 308-296-296-300)

    4. TCU – (+52; 300-301-303-904)

    5. Kent State – (+53; 314-307-284-905)

    TCU FINAL INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (81 competitors)

    1. Tom Hoge, TCU – (+2; 73-68-74-215)

    10 (tie). Johan de Beer, TCU – (+10; 73-77-73-223)

    30 (tie). Eli Cole, TCU – (+18; 76-78-77-231)

    48 (tie). Scott Roudebush, TCU – (+22; 78-78-79-235)

    62 (tie). Daniel Jennevret, TCU – (+26; 80-79-80-239)

    62 (tie). *Matt Johnson, TCU – (+26; 84-81-74-239)

    * – playing as an individual only; does not count toward team score