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Tulsa Men's Golf Finishes Fifth at John Hayt Collegiate Invitational

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March 2, 2010

Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. - The Tulsa men's golfers fired a third round 302 total to finish tied for fifth place on Tuesday at the John Hayt Collegiate Invitational at the par-72 Sawgrass Country Club in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The Hurricane tied with 25th-ranked Tennessee for fifth place with a three-round 898 total. No. 27 North Florida ran away with the team title shooting an 876 total, 12 shots ahead of No. 33 LSU who finished second with an 888 total. No. 30 Duke came in third with an 889 total followed by No. 23 Alabama in fourth with an 895 total.

Tulsa finished in front of nationally-ranked teams from No. 4 Florida (7th), No. 22 TCU (9th) and No. 26 North Carolina State (14th).

Senior Rob Laird fired a third round 73 to finish with a one-over par 217 total for the tournament. Laird tied with four other golfers for fifth place overall.

Sophomore Andre' Tourinho tied for 34th with a 227 (+11) total, while sophomores Stephen Carney and Arie Fauzi tied for 42nd with identical 229 (+13) totals. Freshman Chris Worrell came in tied for 54th overall with a 232 (+16) total.

Joe Byun of North Florida won the individual title with a four-under par 212 total.

The Hurricane returns to the course on March 8-9 at the Louisiana Classic in Lafayette, La.

Team Results
1. #27 North Florida - 288-294-294=876
2. #33 LSU - 304-293-291=888
3. #30 Duke - 294-291-304=889
4. #23 Alabama - 307-291-297=895
T5. #25 Tennessee - 304-297-297=898
T5. Tulsa - 303-293-302=898
7. #4 Florida - 310-293-296=899
8. Furman - 296-297-307=900
9. #22 TCU - 298-302-301=901
10. Georgia Southern - 301-295-306=902
11. UCF - 304-292-309=905
12. Coastal Carolina - 307-296-304=907
13. UAB - 313-298-299=910
14. #26 North Carolina State - 312-298-304=914
15. Mercer - 312-312-307=931

Top-Five Individuals 1. Joe Byun, North Florida - 69-69-74=212 (-4) T2. #40 Sean Dale, North Florida - 72-70-74=216 (E) T2. Dan Obremski, Coastal Carolina - 75-67-74=216 (E) T2. Austin Reeves, Furman - 71-70-75=216 (E) T5. Austin Gutgsell, LSU - 72-75-70=217 (+1) T5. Rob Laird, Tulsa - 75-69-73=217 (+1) T5. Tyler McCumber, Florida - 75-71-71=217 (+1) T5. #52 Tim McKenney, Florida - 78-70-69=217 (+1) T5. Florian Sander, Georgia Southern - 71-71-75=217 (+1)

Tulsa Results T5. Rob Laird - 75-69-73=217 (+1) T34. Andre' Tourinho - 76-75-76=227 (+11) T42. Stephen Carney - 76-76-77=229 (+13) T42. Arie Fauzi - 80-73-76=229 (+13) T54. Chris Worrell - 76-76-80=232 (+16)