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Tulsa Men Golfers Lead 2013 Desert Shootout

Chris Worrell is tied with teammate Colton Staggs for sixth place after the first round at the 2013 Desert Shootout.
Chris Worrell is tied with teammate Colton Staggs for sixth place after the first round at the 2013 Desert Shootout.
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March 21, 2013

Goodyear, Arizona - The Tulsa men's golf team carded an opening round 10-under par score of 274 to lead the 16-team field at the 2013 Desert Shootout as four golfers turned in under-par rounds for the Hurricane on Thursday.

Tulsa's Chris Worrell and Colton Staggs each carded rounds of three-under par 68 for a sixth-place tie, while Matt Mabrey and Logan McCracken are just one stroke behind at two-under par 69 to pace the Hurricane attack.

Mark Mumford also turned in a solid round at the par-71 Palm Valley Golf Course with a one-over par score of 72 for Tulsa.

Tulsa has a one-stroke lead over second-place BYU (275), while Denver, Colorado State and Southern Utah are all tied for third place with scores of four-under par 280 to round out the top-five teams.

Individually, Illinois' Thomas Pieters has a one-stroke lead after scoring a round of six-under par 65 today.

Second round action takes place on Friday as the tournament concludes on Saturday with the final 18 holes.

Team Results
1.	Tulsa	        274
2.	BYU	        275
3.	Denver	        280
	Colorado State	280
	Southern Utah	280
6.	Illinois	282
	Idaho	        282
8.	Baylor	        283
	Wichita State	283
10.	Nebraska	285
11.	Air Force	286
	New Mexico	286
	Boise State	286
14.	Kansas State	288
15.	Kansas	        291
16.	Wyoming	        293

Tulsa Individuals T6. Chris Worrell 68 (-3) T6. Colton Staggs 68 (-3) T13. Matt Mabrey 69 (-2) T13. Logan McCracken 69 (-2) T44. Mark Mumford 72 (+1)

Top-5 Individuals 1. Thomas Pieters, Illinois 65 (-6) 2. Hunter Sparks, Wichita State 66 (-5) Zachary Blair, BYU 66 (-5) 4. Kyle Jones, Baylor 67 (-4) Parker Edens, Colorado State 67 (-4)