Tulsa Men Golfers Begin Play NCAA Regional on Thursday
May 15, 2012
Greensboro, NC - The University of Tulsa men's golf team begins play at the NCAA Greensboro Regional this week, as the 54-hole tournament takes place Thursday-Saturday, May 17-19, at Grandover Resort East Course.
Tulsa is one of 14 teams at the Greensboro Regional competing for five spots to advance to the championship finals. The No. 1-seed is Auburn, followed by UNLV, Florida, Duke, Indiana, Liberty, SMU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Lamar, UL-Lafayette, Charlotte, George Washington and Mount St. Mary.
The East Course plays 7,300 yards and is a par-72. Teams will tee-off at 8:00 am (ET) on Thursday and Friday and at 7:30 am Saturday morning.
Tulsa enters the tournament with a pair of freshman, one sophomore and two juniors. Freshman Matt Mabrey leads the squad with a 73.2 stroke average and was named to the Conference USA all-freshman team, while junior Chris Worrell is next on the squad with a 73.5 stroke average. Freshman Colton Staggs, sophomore John Young Kim and junior Mark Mumford are the other three golfers representing the Hurricane at the NCAA regional.
Since the regional competition began in 1989 Tulsa has made 22 of the 24 regional events. Tulsa will be looking to advance to the NCAA Championship Finals for the first time since 2007.
A total of 81 teams are participating in the six regional tournaments this weekend, as the low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA championship finals. The finals will be held May 29-June 3 at The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California and is hosted by the University of Southern California.
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