Tulsa Golfers Place Sixth at the Prestigious National Invitational
March 28, 2006
Tucson, Arizona - The Tulsa men's golf team finished in sixth-place in a 15-team field at the prestigious National Invitational Tournament on Tuesday.
The Golden Hurricane carded a final round three-over par 291 to finish the 54-hole tournament with a one-over par score of 865. Tulsa lost five strokes on the final three holes at the par-72 OMNI Tucson National Course.
UCLA, the team leader after both the first two rounds, claimed the tournament title with an 850 total, while Arizona State finished in second place with a score of 857. Rounding out the top-5 teams were Minnesota (861), TCU (863) and Southern Cal (864). The next five teams in the standings included Tulsa, Arizona (867), New Mexico (870) and Arizona "B" and UNLV tied for ninth place with 871 totals.
Tulsa, ranked 13th nationally, placed ahead of four teams ranked among the nation's top-25 including New Mexico, Washington, UNLV and Pepperdine.
Tulsa freshman Nicolas Geyger (Santiago, Chile) turned in a round of two-under par 70 on Tuesday to place 11th overall with a three-under par 213. Playing the first nine holes two-over par, Geyger began the back nine with an eagle on the par-5 10th hole, and also turned in birdie putts on the par-5 11th and 15th holes.
Geyger had his career-best finish as a collegian, bettering his 13th place performance from earlier this spring at the Gator Invitational.
Junior Sam Korbe (Springdale, Ark.) turned in an even-par round of 72 and finished with an even-par 216 for 23rd place. Fellow juniors Ryan Henry (Tulsa, Okla./Metro Christian Academy) and Mitch Cohlmia (Tulsa, Okla./Jenks HS) fired rounds of 77 and 72, respectively. Cohlmia finished his final round with three birdies over the final five holes. Henry placed in a tie for 34th place, while Cohlmia tied for 43rd place.
Brett Myers (Tulsa, Okla./Union HS) finished the tournament with a round of 80 for a 226 total to place 67th overall.
Individually, New Mexico's Jay Choi carded a final round 71 on Tuesday to capture individual medalist honors.
Tulsa is back in action next at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate, April 3-4.
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