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Tulsa Men Golfers in 3rd Place at Desert Shootout

Tulsa junior Mark Mumford in second-place tie after opening round at the Desert Shootout.
Tulsa junior Mark Mumford in second-place tie after opening round at the Desert Shootout.
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March 22, 2012

Goodyear, Ariz. - Tulsa's Mark Mumford carded a six-under par 66 to lead the Golden Hurricane into third place during first round play at the 54-hole Desert Shootout on Thursday. As a team, Tulsa shot a seven-under par score of 281 at the par-72 Palm Valley Golf Course.

BYU leads the 15-team field after shooting a 14-under par 274, followed by second-place San Diego (278), Tulsa (281) and tied for fourth place to round out the top-5 teams are Air Force and Wichita State (283).

Tulsa's Chris Worrell also carded an under par round today with a two-under par 70 on the first 18 holes. Worrell sits in a tie for 14th place. Freshman Matt Mabrey shot an even-par 72 and is in a 27th place tie, while sophomore John Young Kim carded a round of 73 for the Hurricane and enters Friday's second round in 37th place.

Senior Stephen Carney is in 69th place after shooting a score of four-over par 76 on Thursday.

San Diego's Alex Ching leads the field after turning in a score of eight-under par 64, while Tulsa's Mumford is tied with BYU's Zachary Blair for second place at six-under par 66.

The Hurricane has two golfers playing as individuals as well, including Cody Kent in 69th place with a score of 76 and Colton Staggs in 89th place after a round of 79 today.

The second round gets underway on Friday morning at 7:30 am (PT).

Team Results
1.	BYU	        274
2.	San Diego	278
3.	Tulsa	        281
T4.	Air Force	283
T4.	Wichita State	283
6.	Kansas	        285
T7.	Denver	        288
T7.	Nebraska	288
T7.	Nevada	        288
10.	Boise State	289
11.	Kansas State	290
12.	New Mexico St.  293
13.	Idaho	        294
14.	Southern Utah	295
15.	Creighton	296

Tulsa Individuals T2. Mark Mumford 66 (-6) T14. Chris Worrell 70 (-2) T27. Matt Mabrey 72 (E) T37. John Young Kim 73 (+1) T69. Stephen Carney 76 (+4)

Top-5 Individuals 1. Alex Ching, San Diego 64 (-8) T2. Mark Mumford, Tulsa 66 (-6) T2. Zachary Blair, BYU 66 (-6) T4. Justin Kelley, BYU 67 (-5) T4. Scott Willman, Nebraska 67 (-5) T4. Brian Knoll, Nevada 67 (-5)