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Tulsa Golfers in 29th Place After NCAA Golf Opening Round

Chris Worrell turned in Tulsa's best round at th NCAA Championship first round.
Chris Worrell turned in Tulsa's best round at th NCAA Championship first round.
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May 29, 2012

Pacific Palisades, Calif. - Tulsa began the day three-under par following the first hole, but couldn't keep pace on the par-71 Riviera Country Club course in the opening round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Tuesday. Tulsa, the only unranked team in the field, finished first round action in 29th place with a score of 306.

The second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide leads the field after a first round score of one-over par 285. Florida and Auburn are tied for second place with scores of 288, while UCLA and Oklahoma are tied for fourth place at 289 to round out the top-5 teams.

Tulsa junior Chris Worrell turned in the best round of the day for the Hurricane with a three-over par 74 and sits in 62nd place. Worrell birdied two of his first three holes, the par-5 first and par-4 third holes, but then bogeyed five of his next nine holes. He closed out with a birdie on the par-3 16th hole and bogey on the 18th hole.

Freshman Matt Mabrey turned in a score of 76 for 98th place, while sophomore John Young Kim and junior Mark Mumford are tied for 130th place with 18-hole totals of 78 after the first round. Freshman Colton Staggs shot an opening round of 82 and is in 152nd place for the Hurricane.

Individually, UCLA's Anton Arboleda, the 77th-ranked player in the country, leads the field 156 golfers by one stroke after opening with a four-under par 67. Corey Conners of Kent State and Florida's Tyler McCumber are tied for second place with three-under par scores of 68.

Second round action continues on Wednesday, while after Thursday's 18 holes the top-8 teams will advance to Match Play.

Team Results
1.	Alabama	        285
T2.	Florida	        288
T2.	Auburn	        288
T4.	UCLA	        289
T4.	Oklahoma	289
T6.	Iowa	        290
T6.	Florida State	290
T6.	North Florida 	290
T6.	Texas	        290
T6.	UCF	        290
11.	Oregon	        291
12.	San Diego State	292
T13.	Stanford	293
T13.	Kent State	293
T15.	Georgia 	295
T15.	California	295
T15.	Illinois	295
T15.	East Carolina	295
T15.	Liberty 	295
20.	Washington	296
21.	UAB	        297
T22.	Southern Cal	298
T22.	Texas A&M	298
T24.	Chattanooga	299
T24.	TCU	        299
T24.	Memphis	        299
T24.	Virginia Tech	299
T24.	Lamar	        299
T29.	Tulsa	        306
T29.	Virginia	306



Tulsa Individuals T62. Chris Worrell 74 T98. Matt Mabrey 76 T130. John Young Kim 78 T130. Mark Mumford 78 T152. Colton Staggs 83

Top-5 Individuals 1. Anton Arboleda, UCLA 67 (-4) T2. Corey Conners, Kent State 68 (-3) T2. Tyler McCumber, Florida 68 (-3) T4. Blayne Barber, Auburn 69 (-2) T4. Dominic Bozzelli, Auburn 69 (-2) T4. Will Kropp, Oklahoma 69 (-2) T4. Thomas Pieters, Illinois 69 (-2) T4. Joseph Winslow, Iowa 69 (-2) T4. Patrick Rodgers, Stanford 69 (-2)