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Chris Worrell turned in his career-best second-place performance in the season opening golf tournament.
Chris Worrell turned in his career-best second-place performance in the season opening golf tournament.
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Golden Hurricane Men's Golf Tied For 5th Place At Jack Nicklaus Invitational



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Sept. 18, 2012

Burlington, Iowa - The Tulsa men's golf team opened the season with a third-place performance at the Golfweek Conference Challenge, while senior Chris Worrell placed second overall at the par-72 Spirit Hollow Golf Course.

The Hurricane turned in the second-best round of the day on Tuesday with a one-under par 287 for an overall three-over par 867 score.

Missouri held onto the lead from the first round to claim the team title with a seven-under par 857 total, followed by Wake Forest with a one-over par 865 score for second place. Tulsa's 867 was 10 shots better than fourth-place Iowa. Ball State rounded out the top-five with a score of 878.

Tulsa's Worrell began the final round with a birdie and eagle on the first two holes, but gave back a stroke on the par-3 third hole. Worrell had bogeys on holes 8th and 12th, before knocking in a birdie putt on hole 17 to finish at one-under par 71 for his second-place performance.

Worrell closed out the tournament with a seven-under par score of 209 for his career-best second-place performance.

Newcomer Logan McCracken finished in seventh place after turning in his second straight round of 70 on Tuesday. McCracken went through the day with two birdies and zero bogeys for his two-under par score.

Sophomore Matt Mabrey had his best round of the tournament with a one-under par 73 today to finish with a five-over par 221 score. Colton Staggs and Mark Mumford tied for 57th place with scores of 232. Staggs had a scored of 73 today, while Mumford carded a score of 75.

Missouri's Jace Long kept the individual lead from the opening round and finished with a nine-under par score of 207 for medalist honors.

Tulsa will be back in action on Monday at the Shoal Creek Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama. The 54-hole tournaments will conclude on Tuesday.



Team Results
1. 	Missouri 		286-286-285=857
2. 	Wake Forest 		294-281-290=865
3. 	Tulsa 		        293-287-287=867
4. 	Iowa 		        292-291-294=877
5. 	Ball State		289-292-297=878
6. 	Central Arkansas 	302-280-300=882
7. 	Jacksonville State	298-290-306=894
8. 	San Francisco		306-289-300=895
9. 	Xavier		        311-298-291=900
10. 	Kansas		        306-297-299=902
T11. 	Long Beach State	303-293-307=903
T11. 	Louisiana-Lafayette	299-293-311=903
T11. 	San Jose State		306-290-307=903
14. 	Florida Gulf Coast	306-300-308=914
15. 	Campbell		310-308-311=929

Tulsa Individual Results T2. Chris Worrell 71-67-71=209 (-7) T7. Logan McCracken 75-70-70=215 (-1) T19. Matt Mabrey 74-74-73=221 (+5) T57. Mark Mumford 73-84-75=232 (+16) T57. Colton Staggs 83-76-73=232 (+16)

Top-Five Individuals 1. Jace Long, Missouri 68-69-70=207 (-9) T2. Chris Worrell, Tulsa 71-67-71=209 (-7) T2. Steven Ihm, Iowa 68-71-70=209 (-7) T4. Taylor Travis, San Francisco 72-69-72=213 (-3) T4. Tyler Merkel, Ball State 72-70-71=213 (-3)