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Tulsa Men's Golf Team Opens Spring Season Today

Ryan Henry is one of four juniors leading the Hurricane into competition this week.
Ryan Henry is one of four juniors leading the Hurricane into competition this week.
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Jan. 30, 2006

Sabino Springs, Arizona - The Tulsa men's golf team opens the 2006 spring season on Monday-Tuesday, Jan. 30-31, at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate. The 16-team field will play the par-71 Arizona National Golf Club at Sabino Springs.

The teams will play 36 holes on Monday and the final 18 holes on Tuesday. The field includes host Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, California, Cal-Irvine, Denver, New Mexico, New Mexico State, Oregon, Oregon State, Pepperdine, Texas, Texas A&M, UTEP and Tulsa.

New Mexico is the defending team champion, while the individual titleist last year was Arizona State's Alejandro Canizares.

The Hurricane is led by a foursome of junior golfers. Sam Korbe and Ryan Henry led Tulsa during the fall campaign. Korbe had a team-best 71.4 stroke average while placing among the top-20 in three of four tournaments. Henry shot a 71.5 stroke average and finished among the top-20 in all four fall events. He had a season-best fourth place performance at the Kansas Invitational.

Two more sophomores, Mitch Cohlmia and Brett Myers, will tee-off on Monday morning for the Hurricane. Cohlmia had a 72.1 stroke average in 12 fall rounds, while Myers had a 72.7 stroke average. Cohlmia had three top-20 finishes, while Myers placed among the top-20 twice.

Freshman Nicolas Geyger rounds out the Tulsa roster for the spring-opening tournament. He played in two of four fall tournaments, but his best finish was only a 46th place performance at the Mattaponi Springs Invitational.

A year ago, Tulsa finished in third place in a field of 16 teams at the PING Arizona Intercollegiate. Myers paced the Hurricane with a 10th place performance, while Cohlmia and Korbe finished in 16th and 19th place, respectively, at last year's event.