College notes: TCU sophomore Julien Brun leads by 3 in Austin

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Sophomore Julien Brun took a three-shot lead in the medalist race to help push TCU into a share of the lead in the team standings Saturday after first two rounds of the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin.

TCU enters Sunday’s final round in a three-way tie for the lead with New Mexico and Texas at 6 under. The Frogs held a three-stroke lead after a 3-under-par opening round of 281, the seventh time in eight spring tournaments the team has at least a share the 18-hole lead. TCU fired another 281 in Round 2, but New Mexico, which was 6 under in the round, and Texas rallied with an 11-under total. UT Arlington was 11th at 20 over.

Brun was 8 under through 36 holes. He opened the morning round with a 6-under 65, tying for the low round of the day. He then posted a 2-under 69 in the afternoon, his 14th sub-70 score in 30 rounds this season.

Briefly

• TCU women’s golf: Alexandra Bonetti and Kortnie Maxoutopoulis shot career-lows of 67 and 69, respectively, to lead the Frogs to a season-best round for the second day in a row as they moved into eighth place at the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. Eleven of the 17 schools in the event are ranked in the top 25. No. 53 TCU is ahead of four top-25 programs: No. 9 Washington, No. 11 UCLA, No. 16 UC Davis and No. 25 Texas A&M.

• TCU men’s tennis: The Frogs opened a 3-1 lead before Texas rallied for a 4-3 victory with a thrilling tiebreaker win in the final singles match at Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center. The Frogs, ranked No. 35 nationally, dropped to 16-7 and 1-2 in the Big 12. No. 23 Texas improved to 14-6 and 2-1. TCU won the doubles point and added straight-set singles victories by Facundo Lagones over No. 96 Sudanwa Sitaram 6-4, 6-3, and J.T. Sudling over Nick Naumann 7-6 (2), 6-2 for a 3-0 lead. But Texas rallied to tie and won it when David Whitehead edged Orlando Superlano in a third-set tiebreaker 11-9.

• TCU track and field: The Frogs earned six event wins, including a sweep of the four relays at the Texas Invitational in Austin. The women’s 1,600-meter relay of Ashle Caldwell, Briyanni Thomas, Chaniqua Corinealdi and Veronica Jones won in 3 minutes, 39.50 seconds. The men’s team of Joshua Washington, Lavon Collins, Harvey McSwain and Ronnie Baker won in 3:07.38. In the women’s 400 relay, Jones, Corinealdi, Larissa Matthews and Lorraine Ugen held off Big 12 rival Baylor to win in 45.25. The men’s team of Ramone Bailey, Charles Silmon, Baker and Raymond Bozmans won in 39.70. Silmon win the 100 in 10.23, and Ugen won the long jump at 20 feet, 5 inches.

• UT Arlington softball: The Mavericks ended a nine-game losing streak with a walkoff sacrifice fly by Taylor Zink in the eighth to beat Texas State 1-0 at Allan Saxe Field.

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