Marquez closes with 68, Tulsa places ninth in Tiger Invitational

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.
 

Team Scores

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

 

Tulsa Individuals
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

Top-5 Individuals

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

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