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Freshman leads TCU to Prestige victory

TCU topped a star-studded field Tuesday to win The Prestige at PGA West for the second consecutive year.

The 17th-ranked Horned Frogs used a closing 12-under 276 – the lowest round of the tournament – to pull away from No. 4 Stanford, No. 3 Washington, No. 9 USC and UCLA, No. 15 in Golfweek’s preseason poll.

TCU finished at 14-under 850 at the Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta, Calif. Stanford (866) was second and Washington (869) finished third. UCLA and USC tied for fourth at 8-over 872.

Playing in just his second college event, TCU’s Daniel Jennevret shot 69-67-68 to win the individual title by six strokes. The freshman from Sweden made just three bogeys over 54 holes en route to posting 12-under 204. Sophomore Johan de Beer (212), who was competing as an individual, tied for third and senior Travis Wolf (214) was seventh.

Last season, in his second-ever college event, de Beer won the The Prestige, too.

UCLA freshman Pedro Figueiredo closed with a 2-under 70 to finish second. The Bruins were playing in their first event of the 2009-10 season.

Washington senior All-American Nick Taylor tied for eighth at 1-under 215.

TCU opened the season Sept. 28 with T-8 at the Ping/Golfweek Invitational. The Frogs, who finished ninth at the NCAA Championship last spring and missed advancing to match play by four shots, wrap up their fall season Oct. 25-27 at the Isleworth Invitational in Windermere, Fla.

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