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MABREY & McCRACKEN TEE-OFF TODAY AT NCAA REGIONAL

Logan McCracken has placed second in his last two tournaments.
Logan McCracken has placed second in his last two tournaments.
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May 15, 2014

Columbia, Mo. - The University of Tulsa golfers Logan McCracken and Matt Mabrey will tee-off this morning at the 2014 NCAA Men's Golf Columbia Regional at the Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia, Missouri.

McCracken hits the course at 10:00, while Mabrey follows at 10:10 am. The pair was selected as individuals to the regional. This is the third regional competition for Mabrey with the Golden Hurricane and second for McCracken, as the Hurricane team played in the Greensboro (NC) Regional in 2012 and the Fayetteville (Ark.) Regional last year.

The Columbia Regional tournament field includes 14 teams and five individuals for a total of 75 participants, as the low five teams and the low individual not on those teams will advance to the finals, May 23-28, at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas.

Mabrey, a junior, is coming off of winning medalist honors at the Conference USA Championships last week, while the senior McCracken finished in second-place. Mabrey came into the final round two strokes behind leader and teammate McCracken at the par-70, 6,861-yard Oak Tree Country Club course (Edmond, Okla.), but used an even-par 70 to take first place with a 209 total, while McCracken scored a 74 for a 211 54-hole score.

Mabrey became the first Tulsa player in nine years as a Conference USA member to win the league's individual title. His conference crown marked the 20th time in school history that the Hurricane has had an individual conference champion and the first since the 2004 season.

On the year, McCracken led the Hurricane with a 72.4 stroke average in 33 rounds of golf and placed among the top-15 seven times in 11 tournaments. He had four top-five performances and captured individual medalist honors at the Eagle/Osprey Intercollegiate in November. McCracken also finished second in Tulsa's last two tournaments, including the River Landing Intercollegiate and the C-USA Championship.

 

 

Mabrey has placed among the top-20 seven times this season and had three-top-10 performances, while carding a stroke average of 72.8 in 33 rounds. In 18 rounds this spring, Mabrey has had five sub-70 rounds.