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Tulsa Golfers Finish in 30th Place at NCAA Championship

Chris Worrell placed 54th at the NCAA Championship.
Chris Worrell placed 54th at the NCAA Championship.
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May 31, 2012

Pacific Palisades, Calif. - Tulsa, the only unranked team in the NCAA finals, finished in 30th place at the NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Thursday. The Hurricane carded a final round 305 and finished with a 54-hole total of 613 at the par-71 Riviera Country Club.

The top-8 teams -- Alabama, UCLA, Texas, San Diego State, California, Washington, Oregon and Kent State -- advanced to match-play competition with the quarterfinals on Friday, semifinals on Saturday and the championship match on Sunday.

Second-ranked Alabama finished stroke-play competition in first place with a total score of 859, edging out second-place UCLA (861).

Hurricane junior Chris Worrell had Tulsa's best performance on Thursday and for the tournament with a round of 72 for a 221 total to place 54th overall among the 156-player field. Worrell had three birdies and four bogeys for his final round one-over par score.

Freshman Matt Mabrey carded a final round 75 and finished in 99th place with a total score of 226. Sophomore John Young Kim scored a round of 78 and placed 140th with a total score of 233, while junior Mark Mumford finished in 153rd place with a score of 239.

Freshman Colton Staggs placed 154th with a three-day total of 243.

Individually, Illinois' Thomas Pieters, ranked 70th nationally, won individual medalist honors with a 54-hole total of five-under par 208, two strokes better than second-place Julien Brun of TCU and Florida's Tyler McCumber.

Team Results
1.	Alabama	        285-287-287=859
2.	UCLA	        289-287-285=861
3.	Texas	        290-295-284=869
T4.	San Diego State	292-295-284=871
T4.	California	295-289-287=871
6.	Washington	296-286-290=872
7.	Oregon	        291-294-288=873
T8.	Kent State	293-291-291=875
T8.	Florida State	290-290-295=875
10.	Liberty 	295-288-293=876
11.	Oklahoma	289-292-296=877
T12.	North Florida 	290-291-297=878
T12.	Florida	        288-296-294=878
14.	Texas A&M	298-296-285=879
T15.	Auburn	        288-299-293=880
T15.	Southern Cal	298-286-296=880
17.	Georgia	        295-298-288=881
18.	Chattanooga	299-295-290=884
T19.	Stanford	293-302-290=885
T19.	UCF	        290-298-297=885
21.	Illinois	295-289-303=887
T22.	Iowa	        290-299-299=888
T22.	Virginia	306-292-290=888
24.	Virginia Tech	299-302-289=890
25.	Lamar	        299-303-290=892
26.	East Carolina	295-303-297=895
27.	TCU	        299-299-299=897
28.	Memphis	        299-302-300=901
29.	UAB	        297-303-302=902
30.	Tulsa	        306-307-305=918



Tulsa Individuals T54. Chris Worrell 74-75-72=221 T99. Matt Mabrey 76-75-75=226 T140. John Young Kim 78-77-78=233 153. Mark Mumford 78-81-80=239 154. Colton Staggs 82-80-81=243

Top-5 Individuals 1. Thomas Pieters,Illinois 69-68-71=208 (-5) T2. Julien Brun, TCU 72-72-67=211 (-2) T2. Tyler McCumber, Florida 68-71-72=211 (-2) T4. Patrick Cantlay, UCLA 74-72-66=212 (-1) T4. Corey Conners, Kent St. 68-75-69=212 (-1) T4. Cory Whitsett, Alabama 73-68-71=212 (-1)