OPELIKA, Ala. – The University of Tulsa men’s golf team wrapped up at the Tiger Invitational Presented by Jason Dufner Tuesday after adding a final round score of 294 at the Grand National Lake Course. The Hurricane finished in ninth place with an 885 three-round total.
After starting the tournament with two rounds of 75, Matthew Marquez shot a career-low 68 on Tuesday to finish tied for 19th place with a total of 218. His three-round total and finish also set career-bests.
Senior Matt Mabrey finished with 221, good enough for a share of 31st place. Teammates Sebastian Smith (T-36) and fellow senior Colton Staggs (T-39) were not far behind at 223 and 224, respectively. Francisco Yanez carded 248 through the invitational.
No. 9 Auburn held steady to win team honors after totaling only 839 ahead of second place Troy (867). Georgia State finished in third at 873 followed by South Alabama (876) and Kansas State, Ole Miss and VCU tied for fifth place (881). Michael Johnson (208) from Auburn took home medalist honors and saw four of his teammates finish among the top-six individuals.
Next up for the Golden Hurricane is a trip to Goodyear, Ariz. for the Desert Shootout from March 19-21.
1. Auburn 290-273-276=839
2. Troy 296-277-294=867
3. Georgia State 300-285-288=873
4. South Alabama 301-283-292=876
T5. Kansas State 295-292-294=881
T5. Ole Miss 294-302-285=881
T5. VCU 296-295-290=881
8. UNCG 297-288-294=882
9. Tulsa 295-296-294=885
10. Santa Clara 303-291-298=892
11. Mercer 309-298-289=896
12. Chattanooga 304-299-296=899
13. Memphis 305-296-303=904
14. Akron 311-300-294=905
T15. Mississippi State 305-297-304=906
T15. Jacksonville State 306-298-302=906
T19. Matthew Marquez 75-75-68=218
T31. Matt Mabrey 74-70-77=221
T36. Sebastian Smith 72-76-75=223
T39. Colton Staggs 74-76-74=224
87. Francisco Yanez 92-75-81=248
1. Michael Johnson, Auburn 72-66-70=208 (-8)
2. J.J. Grey, Georgia State 70-69-70=209 (-7)
T3. Ben Schlottman, Auburn 72-69-69=210 (-6)
T3. Matt Gilchrest, Auburn 72-68-70=210 (-6)
T3. Will Long, Auburn* 74-68-68-210 (-6)
*-participating as an individual