Tulsa Golfers in Third Place at C-USA Men's Golf Championship
April 26, 2010
Orlando, Florida - The Tulsa men's golf team is in third place after two rounds at the Conference USA Men's Golf Championship. The Hurricane carded a round of 295 on Monday for a 36-hole total of 292 at the par-72 RedTail Golf Club.
The Tulsa duo of senior Rob Laird and sophomore Stephen Carney, both Tulsa-area golfers, are in second and fifth-place, respectively. Laird carded a second round score of even-par 72 and has a three-under par 141 total for a second-place tie with UCF's Brad Schneider. Carney turned in his second straight one-over par 73 and his 146 total is good for a fifth-place tie with UAB's Adam West.
Tulsa is just 12 strokes behind the tournament leader after the first 36 holes. Host UCF remains in first-place with a four-over par 580 total after scoring an even-par 288 today. Rice is in second place with a 585 total, followed by Tulsa's 592. SMU is two strokes back with a 595 total, while East Carolina's 595 has the Pirates in fifth place. Southern Miss (596), Houston (598), UAB (600), Memphis (601) sits in sixth thru ninth place, while Marshall and UTEP are tied for 10th place with totals of 615.
Tulsa's Laird birdied the second hole and played par golf the remainder of the front nine. He bogeyed the par-4 10th hole and double-bogeyed the par-3 15th hole, before sinking birdie putts on holes 16 and 17. Carney had bogeys on four holes, but birdied the par-4 5th hole and carded an eagle on the par-5 12th hole to end the day at one-over par.
Sophomore Arie Fauzi is tied for 21st place with a two-round score of 149 after firing a one-over par 73. Freshman Chris Worrell is in 47th place with a 157 score, while sophomore Andre' Tourinho is one stroke back with a total of 158.
The tournament will conclude with the final 18 holes on Tuesday.
Team Scores 1. UCF 292-288=580 2. Rice 295-290=585 3. Tulsa 297-295=592 4. SMU 303-291=594 5. East Carolina 301-294=595 6. Southern Miss 304-292=596 7. Houston 303-295=598 8. UAB 311-289=600 9. Memphis 300-301=601 T10. Marshall 314-301=615 T10. UTEP 311-304=615
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